Silverdale Centre:

Inside KingsWay Senior,

Jelas Road, Red Beach

Wharenui Room

Mairangi Bay Centre:

Inside Mairangi Bay School

Galaxy Drive, Mairangi Bay

ICT Room

Dairy Flat Centre:

Inside Dairy Flat School

1220 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany

Room 11

Hobsonville Centre:

Inside Hobsonville Point Primary School

18 De Havilland Road

Science Lab

Albany Centre:

Inside Upper Harbour Primary School

Kyle Road, Albany

Pipi Block

Kumeu Centre:

Inside Matua Ngaru School

47 Gilbransen Road, Huapai

Kainga Wheke STEAM Room

Te Atatu Centre:

Inside Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

595 Te Atatu Rd Te, Atatū Peninsula

TAP Lab

Freemans Bay Centre:

Inside Freemans Bay School

95 Wellington Street, Freemans Bay

Kowhai Block

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Holiday Programmes - now at Silverdale, Albany & Kumeu!

Information

The APRIL school holiday programmes will begin on Tuesday 14th April and Brain Play is planning two weeks of tech based activities for your child to get involved in.

 

Our holiday programmes run from 9:00am - 3:00pm every week day during the school holiday period.

 

We also offer before and after class care from 7:45am - 8:45am, and 3:15pm - 5:15pm for just $8.00 extra per hour - At Silverdale & Albany.

 

BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN!

Locations

Our Albany programme will be held at Upper Harbour Primary School. The address is 140 Kyle Road, Albany, 0632.

 

We're based in the school hall there which can be access by using the Miromiro Street school carpark, entering the school grounds, and walking past the junior playground into the centre of the school. The hall is on the left here and our purple signage will be clearly displayed.

 

Our Silverdale programme will be held at KingsWay Senior School Campus. The address is 100 Jelas Road, Red Beach, 0932.

We're based in the Wharenui Room here which is on the left hand side of the school courts, as you enter from the driveway leading to the main car park.

Our Kumeu programme will be held at Matua Ngara School. The address is 47 Gilbransen Road, Huapai, Kumeu 0891.

 

Please find the office at the very end of the parking bay, and ask here for easy directions to our space.

Enrolment

You can secure your child's spot by clicking on the enrol now button.

 

Age guidelines do apply for some courses so please only enrol your child if they meet this age requirement.

 

Your child will be required to bring a laptop device and charger along for the day. Device specific information will be listed at the end of this page.

 

You can also hire a device from Brain Play for just $8.00 per day.

 

 

 

Week 1 - Albany

Monday 13th
Tuesday 14th 
Wednesday 15th
Thursday 16th 
Friday 17th
PUBLIC
HOLIDAY
Coding age 5+
LEGO Creations
age 5+
Brain Box electronics
age 5+
Robotics
age 5+
3d Design &
Printing ages 8+
 
App Lab
age 8+
Website design 
age 8+
Minecraft Club
age 8+
Micro:Bit electronics
age 8+

Week 2 - Albany

Botany 
ages 5+
Experiments
ages 5+
Engineering
ages 5+
Minecraft ages 5+
Animation ages 5+
Monday 20th 
Tuesday 21st
 
Wednesday 22nd 
Thursday 23rd
Friday 24th
Robotics
ages 8+
Engineering
ages 8+
Animation ages 8+
Experiments
ages 8+
Artificial Intelligence
ages 8+

Week 1 - Silverdale

Monday 13th
Tuesday 14th 
Wednesday 15th
Thursday 16th 
Friday 17th
PUBLIC
HOLIDAY
Animation ages 5+
Minecraft intro
age 5+
Engineering
ages 5+
Coding age 5+
Animation age 8+
Minecraft club
ages 8+
App Lab
age 8+
Website design 
age 8+

Week 2 - Silverdale

Monday 20th 
Tuesday 21st
 
Wednesday 22nd 
Thursday 23rd
Friday 24th
Botany ages 5+
LEGO Creations
ages 5+
Brain Box
Electronics 5+
Robotics age 5+
Experiments
ages 5+
Engineering ages 8+
Experiments
ages 8+
Micro:Bit electronics
age 8+
Artificial Intelligence
ages 8+
Robotics ages 8+
3d Design &
Printing ages 8+
 

Week 1 - Kumeu

Monday 13th 
Tuesday 14th
 
Wednesday 15th 
Thursday 16th
Friday 17th
PUBLIC
HOLIDAY
TODAY
Animation ages 5+
Coding ages 5+
Minecraft Intro
ages 5+
Robotics age 5+
Coding ages 8+
Micro:Bit electronics
age 8+
Animation age 8+
Experiments
ages 8+

Week 2 - Kumeu

Monday 20th 
Tuesday 21st
 
Wednesday 22nd 
Thursday 23rd
Friday 24th
Experiments
ages 5+
Science Botany
ages 5+
Brain Box
Electronics 5+
Lego Creation
ages 5 - 8
Engineering ages 5+
Minecraft club
age 8+
Robotics age 8+
3d Design &
Printing ages 8+
 
Engineering ages 5+
Website design 
age 8+

Course descriptions & device requirements

WEBSITE DESIGN AGES 8+

In this course students will learn the popular programming language HTML to create real life websites. Students will learn about item formatting, inserting images, links, and videos, and how to change colours, fonts, and item sizing, all using programming.

This course is a great step up from our coding holiday programme if your child has attended that before.

Laptop and charger required. Chrome Book also suitable.

LEGO CREATIONS AGES 5 - 8

This course is designed for our younger learners, to get them involved and excited about building and engineering. We'll use complex LEGO pieces to compete in timed challenges to build machines, interactive games, and STEM based designs.

No laptop required.

CODING AGES 5+ AND 8+

Our most popular course! During this coding course students will experiment with our most popular programming activities to learn about the different ways we can use coding. From controlling game characters, to creating their own unique animations - with coding, kids can do it all.

All students will have the opportunity to work with Blockly and typing interfaces.

This course can be a continuation course for those who have attended before.

Laptop and charger required, Chrome Books also suitable.

ROBOTICS AGES 5+ AND 8+

Our robotics one day course will introduce students to a variety of different robots that they'll learn to build, modify, control, and write code for! We'll work with three different sets of robots throughout the day to learn about sensors, inputs, outputs, and interactivity.

This course can be a continuation course for those who have attended before!

Laptop required, Chrome Books not suitable.

BRAIN BOX ELECTRONICS AGES 5+ 

Science and Technology come together!

In this course we'll explore electricity, circuits, and components such as switches, slide switches, buttons, and sensors.

We'll start off with circuit building, and progress into writing code for microcontrollers.

Laptop required. Chrome Book suitable.

ANIMATION AGES 5+ AND 8+

Our animation course will teach students to create cartoons, videos, and interactive stories. There is also a design element to this course where students can draw and modify characters, create backgrounds, and add sounds and music to their creation.

Our younger learners will experiment with Scratch, and our older learners design and animation software.

This course can be a continuation course for those who have attended before!

Laptop and charger required. Chrome Book not suitable for older learners (ages 8+).

3D DESIGN AND PRINTING AGES 8+

As well as learning how to print 3d models, students will also have the opportunity to design and convert their own 3d concepts using 3d modelling software.

Students will take home any simple models on the day, and ambitious ones will be printed over the weekend and delivered.

We'll have new challenges on offer for any students who have attended before.

Laptop and charger required, Chrome Book also suitable.

MINECRAFT INTRODUCTION AGES 5 - 8

Want to enter the wonderful world of Minecraft?

In this course we'll introduce Minecraft newbies to all the amazing features of this highly creative and detailed game.

We'll learn about the different game modes, how to survive a night with found and crafted resources, and of course how to create incredible buildings, and infrastructure for use in game play.

Laptop required. Chrome Book not suitable. Minecraft subscription required.

MINECRAFT CLUB AGE 8+

The course you've been asking for! Minecraft for senior students.

In this course students will collaborate, share their knowledge, and take part in Minecraft building challenges. Challenges will be themed around science and computer programming.

 

We'll compete to last the longest in survival mode. We'll even discuss and dabble in redstone sharing our skills and learning from each other.

Laptop required. Chrome Book not suitable. Minecraft subscription required.

EXPERIMENTS AGE 5+ & 8+

Calling all budding scientists! A new course by Brain Play championing exploration and hands on learning.

In this course we'll work through a series of impressive and wacky science experiments, and then try to determine the chemistry and explanations behind them.

Laptop not required - but recommended (students can share). Chrome Book suitable. Tablet / iPad also suitable.

ENGINEERING AGES 5+ and 8+

A practical and challenging building course!

In this course students will take part in several building and engineering challenges to plan, construct, and test out crafty creations. We'll compete against each other, and work together, to come up with contraptions and devices to complete the set tasks.

Laptop not required - but recommended (students can share). Chrome Book suitable. Tablet / iPad also suitable.

SCIENCE - BOTANY AGES 5+

In this course we'll turn our focus to the fascinating and important world of plants. We'll explore less common flora, that works in incredible ways. We'll also plant our own seeds, and design up-cycled greenhouses and planters to take home.

Device not required.

APP LAB AGES 8+

Want to make your own app? This course is for you! We'll teach students the basic of app development using Blockly and JavaScript, before letting them loose to design their own.

We'll explore and compare software available for this task, and provide students with versatile design and programming skills.

Device required. Chrome Book, tablet, iPad, or Laptop suitable.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AGES 8+

AI? Machine learning? This course is for any student interested in the future of technology.

We'll explore the definitions of these two phrases through online activities, robotics activities, and through utilising AI programmes designed by Google.

Device required. Chrome Book, tablet, iPad, or Laptop suitable.

MICRO:BIT CODING & ELECTRONICS AGES 8+

The hugely popular BBC Micro:Bit is now at Brain Play! An all in one micro-computer with programmable sensors, LEDs, touch pads, and more!

We'll use the Micro:Bit to complete electronics projects including creating motion detectors, interactive games, musical instruments and more!

Micro:Bit has a large number of electronics and robotics addons that students can continue using outside of Brain Play.

Device required. Chrome Book suitable.

Fees before discounts - up to 20% off before March 28th
Per day
Per 3 days
Per week