OUR PROGRAMS

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Study Group

TERM LESSONS

COMPETITION TRAINING

HOLIDAY CAMPS

 

2021 TERM3 TIMETABLE

See below the lessons we are running this term.

 
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TERM LESSONS

Sydney Robotics Academy is a unique, innovative and highly effective educational institution. All the programmes at Sydney Robotics Academy are carefully designed to cultivate an interest in life-long learning and to shape good learning habits in our students. Through fostering logical thinking abilities, focusing on the application of knowledge and participating in national and international competitions, we aim to develop all-round students of the 21st century who are highly motivated, forward-looking and future-ready.


These lessons are run once to twice per week for students who are interested in the topics and keen to learn. Students who perform well in these courses may be selected to join competition teams to represent Australia in competitions worldwide.

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VEX IQ JUNIOR

For children from years 1 to 3, this course introduces them to the world of robotics and programming, allowing them to quickly learn about and enjoy the fun in VEX Robotics

VEX IQ SENIOR

This advanced VEX IQ class is for students who are eager to further their involvement in VEX where they will learn more technical skills and also be able to develop complicated programs for their robots.

VEX V5 PRO

Our advanced VEX V5 course is for senior primary school students or high school students, allowing them to build robots which are much more sophisticated and using a higher level of programming.

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BLOCKLY AND SCRATCH CODING

Junior students who are interested in programming can attend our Blockly and Scratch coding classes. These programming languages are block based and designed to introduce young students to the world of programming whilst having enough functionality to create complex and fun programs.

PYTHON 3 CODING

Senior students who are experienced in programming can try our Python 3 coding lessons where they will learn how to solve a variety of problems using the newest and best programming language available today.

C++ CODING

Students attending the VEX V5 Pro courses can also enrol in the C++ coding course to learn how to program the robots using C+++. Senior students will also use C++ for coding competitions worldwide.

 

INTENSIVE COMPETITION TRAINING (ICT)

Students who perform well in everyday lessons may join competition teams and enrol in the intensive competition training courses. These courses are designed to ensure the students achieve great results in specific competitions.

Training programs are generally run before or throughout a competition period. Therefore, these courses might only be running for a few months every year at specific times.

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VEX IQ ICT

The intensive competition training course is for team members who display an outstanding level of achievement in the VEX IQ course and are selected to join the competition team.

This training course allows competition team members to meet up together to train and develop their skills for upcoming competitions.

VEX V5 ICT

Like the VEX IQ intensive competition training course, this is for members in the VEX V5 Pro course who are selected to join the competition team to compete with teams worldwide.

This training course allows competition team members to meet up together to train and develop their skills for upcoming competitions.

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OUCC ICT

The Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC) is a two-round online competition that uses students' skills further to produce programmed solutions to computational thinking problems.

Students in this training program solve a variety of complex programs and learn how to solve difficult problems and tricks to help save time with completing challenges.

Students in junior programs will primarily learn the blockly language which is used in the competition whilst senior students will learn both blockly and Python 3 to be able to solve the more difficult problems.

AIO ICT

In the Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO) students write short computer programs to solve six problems that vary in difficulty. The competition does not test computer literacy or knowledge but is focused on problem solving through programming skills.

Students in this program use Python 3 to learn how to solve a variety of complex and difficult challenges to try to achieve outstanding results in the AIO competition.

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NASA CODING ICT

The NASA Space Station Robotics Coding Challenge is run by NASA to help automate tasks for astronauts in space.


Students will use Java to create Android applications for a robot in the International Space Station to perform a variety of tasks whilst competing with teams from around the world.

 

HOLIDAY CAMPS

Holiday camps are run during school holidays over continuous days. This unique lesson structure allows students to better retain information learnt from previous classes and allows students to socialise whilst learning together with other students.

During these camps our students are able to have fun whilst learning new skills. Students are often rewarded with prizes and gifts throughout the camp.

These camps are usually run for three to five days during school holidays.

VEX IQ CAMP

For all primary school students who are interested in robotics, the VEX IQ camp teaches them how robots work, how to build robots, and allows the students to make their own robot to compete with other robots in competitions such as races and obstacle courses.

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JUNIOR CODING CAMP

The junior coding camp focuses on introducing students to programming using simple block based programming languages.

Students will develop a simple program or a simple game in Scratch that they can bring home to demonstrate to their friends and family.

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SENIOR CODING CAMP

The senior coding camp teaches text based programming languages such as Python 3 and teaches problem solving techniques to allow students to solve simple programming problems.

Students will create a few applications in Python 3 that they can customise and bring home to show their friends and family.

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