KODE IT, SPARKIES!


Kode it, Sparkies! 2019 is a 3-day edu-experiential holiday camp and hackathon for all local and international students from Primary 3 to 6 in Singapore. This programme is jointly organised by Kodecoon and Times Experience, a subsidiary of Times Publishing Limited. We aim to drive technical, design creativity and critical thinking in our young learners in Singapore at the end of the holiday camp.

18-19 March 2019 | Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
23 March 2019 | Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore

SOLD OUT!

Thank you for your support! We look forward to welcome you at the Holiday Camp on 18 March. See you soon!

WHY JOIN?

1. CODING HOLIDAY CAMP WORTH $360

Build your own website at our 3-day holiday camp (worth $360). Learn the fundamentals of coding the fun and easy way from our friendly instructors. No prior knowledge required to join!

2. Free Goodie Bag worth $50
2. HEAD START IN LIFE

Acquire logical thinking, creativity, teamwork and problem-solving skills in the real world. Pave the way for success in life now.

3. Real-World Skills for life
3. LEARNING ADVENTURE

New skills, new friends, and lots of coding fun! Three awesome days to enrich your March school holidays.

REGISTRATION FEE

EARLY BIRD
15 November 2018 – 4 January 2019
NEW INTAKE
5 January 2019 – 11 February 2019
NORMAL
Registration closes 1 March 2019
CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

Prices are quoted in Singapore Dollars, and are inclusive of 7% GST. International students in Singapore are welcome to join the holiday camp.

Get ready for the holiday camp with our handbook here.



AT A GLANCE

PROGRAMME DETAILS
Registration Opens November 15, 2018 (Thu)  
Early Bird ends January 4, 2019 (Fri)  
New Intake January 5, 2019 (Sat)  
Closes March 1, 2019 (Fri)  
Holiday Camp*
Registration begins at 08:30
Day 1 March 18, 2019 (Mon)
09:00 - 18:30
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Day 2 March 19, 2019 (Tue)
09:00 - 18:30
Day 3
(Hackathon Finals)
March 23, 2019 (Sat)
09:00 - 18:30
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
101 Siloso Rd, Singapore 098970

*Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. No overnight stay is required.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Adapt

To adapt in the digital age by embracing technology.

Transform

To transform by picking up programming skills and sharpening problem-solving capability.

Breakthrough

To create technological breakthrough that is impactful and relevant to the society.

TESTIMONIALS

SKILLS TO LAST A LIFETIME

 
Develop Critical Thinking
Ignite Creativity
Leadership and Confidence

KODE THEIR FUTURE

How can non-‘techie’ parents support their child in learning to code?

Computational thinking is more human than you think.

Bringing Education into Real Life

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

What is Computational Thinking?

Computational thinking is more human than you think.

Judging Criteria

 
For more details on the Judging Criteria, please click here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Is my child eligible to register for Kode it, Sparkies! 2019?

  • Kode it, Sparkies! 2019 is open to all students from Primary 3 to 6 in Singapore for year 2019.
  • Students from international schools in Singapore are welcome to participate based on an equivalent education level as per the reference table below: -
Ministry of Education, Singapore Stamford American International School1 Australian International School2 Tanglin Trust School3
Primary 3 Grade 3 Year 3 Year 4
Primary 4 Grade 4 Year 4 Year 5
Primary 5 Grade 5 Year 5 Year 6
Primary 6 Grade 6 Year 6 Year 7
1 Grade listings. (2018, February 01). Retrieved March 20, 2018, from https://www.sais.edu.sg/admissions/grade-listings
2 Year Listings. (2017, December 20). Retrieved March 20, 2018, from https://www.ais.com.sg/admissions/year-listings
3 Tanglin Trust School. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, 2018, from https://www.tts.edu.sg/admissions/admissions-faqs/age-appropriate-year-group-table
2. My child has not attended any coding related classes before. Will he/she be able to participate?

  • Absolutely! No prior knowledge is required to attend the holiday camp.
3. How do I register for Kode it, Sparkies! 2019?

4. When does the registration close?

  • Registration closes on 1 March 2019, 2359hrs.
5. What is required for registration?

  • The registration form must be completed in full during submission.
  • Payment of registration fee must be made in full during registration.
  • The parent/guardian must have a Times Connect account to proceed with the above registration steps.
6. Is it compulsory for my child to attend all three days of the Holiday Camp?

  • Yes, your child will get to experience a learning adventure of a lifetime! Plus, there are attractive prizes to be won! No refunds will be provided for unattended classes.
7. Do I have to loan a laptop for my child for the Holiday Camp?

  • It is mandatory for each participant to bring a laptop for the holiday camp as the participants will be working on the laptop on both days.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop and charger to the camp.
  • We have introduced the option to loan a laptop at $58.85 (two days) for your child as we understand that some households may not own a laptop.
8. Will you be installing any programme on my laptop?

  • No. All learning activities will be conducted on BSD Launchbox, a web-based development platform.
9. Can my child use my old MacBook Pro for the Holiday Camp?

  • Yes, as long as your laptop meets the minimum operating system and has at least one of the supported browsers.

    Operating system:
    • Windows XP, Vista, or 7, Mac OSX 10.6.5
    Supported browsers:
    • Google Chrome: latest 2 versions
    • Mozilla Firefox: latest 2 versions
    • Apple Safari: latest version
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer: v11
    • Microsoft Edge: latest version
10. Is the hackathon an individual or group competition?

  • It is a group competition.
11. How will the teams be formed?

  • Our trainers will group and assign specific roles for each participant based on their observations during the camp for the hackathon.
For more details on Kode It, Sparkies! 2019, please click here.
This programme is jointly organised by Kodecoon and Times Experience, a subsidiary of Times Publishing Limited.
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