Spiral in video made with Python Coding

Computer Science Academy for Kids

Age range: Grades 3 to 6

Prerequites: Suitable for students who have a keen interest in computer science. No prior experience is required. Good core values in the classroom is expected.

Learning Requirements: If your child has additional learning requirements, please contact Innovate Academy before enrollment.


The Coding Academy is an after school coding academy for kids and teens who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in computer science. This academy is part of the Innovate Program which has the primary focus on getting students to code, learn, upskill and challenge themselves to become unafraid of coding.

In the Coding Academy, students will focus on Javascript, HTML, CSS, Python through their long term learning. Each term will focus on a set curriculum and learning a language and engaging with set assignments. Learning these languages takes time and it is highly recommended that students stay for at least a year to have a better understanding of these languages.

Coding is an important skill to prepare students for the jobs which already exist and the jobs to be. Many more jobs are coming up which require good knowledge of coding and a computer science background. Through coding, students will learn about logic, computational thinking,  improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. What’s more, they get to build on their soft skills such as resilience, communication and learning to work with others successfully while working on their challenges. They will develop an understanding of how the web works and create working websites. 

By learning how to code, students will enhance their digital literacy skills, improve their ability to focus on the tasks at hand and learn how to use the computer productively to their advantage. They will have a better understanding of how programs work and the enjoyment that comes with thinking through things and creating something that works.

How does it work in class?

Students will work in both individual and/or group projects. They will be in different levels in class, according to their abilities. When working with others, students will be placed into groups appropriate for the level they are at.

Benefits of learning how to code:

  • Learn a variety of programming languages (HTML CSS, Javascript) through the year
  • Improve the ability to focus
  • Develop computational thinking skills
  • Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Take on an iterative approach to problem solving
  • Enhance Digital Literacy skills
  • Build confidence and creativity
  • Prepare for secondary education and projects at school and higher learning
  • Prepare for the jobs of the future in a rapidly advancing technological world
  • Develop patience, resilience and strong leadership skills in managing and advancing in technology.

Computer Science Academy Term 1, 2024 

8 week program each term

Start Date: Tuesday 30 January 2024 | End Date: Tuesday 19 March 2024

Session time: 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm (Tuesdays) | Venue: Forest Hill College,  178 – 180 Mahoneys Road , Burwood East, VIC

Class Ratio: 10:1 (Student : Educator)

Cost: $310 per term, per student 


Monday Term Dates for 2024:

Note:Monday 11 March is a Labour Day in Victoria, Australia

Term 1 (8 weeks) – Tuesday 30 January 2024 to Tuesday 19 March 2024

Term 2 (8 weeks) – Tuesday 17 April 2024 to Tuesday 5 June 2024

Term 3 (8 weeks) – Tuesday 17 July 2024 to Tuesday 4 September 2024

Term 4 (8 weeks) – Tuesday 9 October 2024 to Tuesday 27 November 2024

BYOD: This is a BYOD program where students are expected to bring their own Windows /Mac device to the weekly sessions. (Not all applications run on non Windows operating system)  Please contact us if you are using a Mac.

Program Key Terms for Enrollments & Renewals

  • Bookings /Renewals for every term can be done on this page.
  • Fees can be paid anytime during the current term for the next term before the due date.
  • Fees must be paid in full before a student can enter the program every term.
  • There are no make up classes for this program if a student does not come for class. Public holidays are made up with either an extra lesson or session hours added on which will be decided by Innovate Academy.
  • No parent / guardian is permitted to stay in the classroom as the program promotes independent learning.
  • Laptops are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • ONLINE CLASSES: Students will require access to a laptop and stable internet access for this. No iPads.

NOTE: Please refer to notices from Innovate Academy for make up lessons and session changes during the term, if applicable.

Terms and Conditions apply.