Testimonials

Testimonials About Coding Kids

See what people are saying about Coding Kids!

Students

What did you like most about Coding Kids?

Arduino Student

That we could work on stuff on our own, to give us a challenge!

Grace

Student
Learning how to code with my friends!

Stella

Student
I liked the cool projects that the tutors came up with and the challenges.

Arduino Student

That we got to experiment and work independently.

Zac

Student
Making the games was the best part. I liked choosing and coding the sprites to do different things. The teachers were lovely too. I also liked testing the games. I learnt things doing that.

Parents

Mary Jane

Mother
Oscar is LOVING coding! Can I put his name down for a similar time next term? Thank you!

Jackie

Mother
When they got home they were very keen to show me what they had done and have been on Scratch ever since and are still tinkering away now.

Marisa

Mother
Thank you for running this program. My daughter M just loved coming along!!! It was such a great opportunity so thank you again!

Lisa

Mother
My daughter had a great time and enjoyed it very much. She has shown us a lot of what you were doing. Thank you for your time and efforts in organizing this for them

Ruth

Mother
Thank you for the coding this term for my son. He has enjoyed it and is keen to return

St. Catherine's

Mother
B has been counting down the days until his first coding class. We wanted to let you know that he loved it! He felt he learned so much and is delighted that he now knows how to create characters and move them. The teacher was excellent. B said she was happy, patient and kind. Thank you for coming to St Catherine’s. We couldn’t be happier with Coding Kids and look forward to learning with you

Teachers

Saraya Kirby

Teacher 3/4 K
It was a fantastic program that demonstrated to me how to teach Scratch. The coding workshop at our school and Tynker workshop have inspired me to start up a coding club and include Scratch and Tynker coding into the technology units done at our school. I tried teaching Scratch last year and felt like I did a really bad job so this has given me the confidence to include it again in a meaningful way for the students.

Nicola Flanagan

Head of Innovation
Emily de la Pena has been a key contributor to the development and implementation of the Young Innovator Program at Oakleigh State School. This is a program designed to support our students to be creative and innovative in their thinking and to apply this to the use of technology and entrepreneurship. She has also given freely and willingly of her time to provide insights to audiences. of both adults and students, at a number of events including Oakleigh’s QLD Women’s Week - a week in which we promoted the women in our community in roles of leadership and STEM. She is passionate about providing advice relating to her own experiences as a businesswoman and entrepreneur and personally I have always been impressed by her honesty, commitment to this cause, her passion and energy and to the perceptive insights she shares openly with her young learners.

Anna Kinnane

QCT Project Manager, Digital Strategies
The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) registers teachers for Queensland schools and accredits the state’s preservice teacher education programs. The QCT also provides professional development opportunities for Queensland teachers in the form of face to face workshops and web conferences. On occasion the QCT invites guests to facilitate our web conferences. Emily has been a guest facilitator supporting QLD teachers to develop further understandings in the use of Scratch, a visual programming tool. Emily's sessions are always well received and she has given her time freely and on a voluntary process. The feedback received is always very positive and participants find Emily's approach very easy to follow and understand. Emily has also worked in schools supporting students and teachers to develop skills and understandings in coding and programming. On a personal note, I have found Emily to be a dedicated and professional young woman.

Lee Brentzell

Chairperson, STEAM Sub-Committee Bulimba State School P&C Association
Emily and her team of enthusiastic staff have worked closely with Bulimba State School’s P&C and teachers to introduce Coding to Yr 4, 5 and 6 students in after school workshops for the past 18 months. Emily worked closely with us to tailor a 6wk course that introduced students to coding with Scratch and utilised Makey Makey’s so they learnt how to integrate hardware and software. The feedback from parents, children and teachers was always very positive, and we now offer an Intermediate course as well, where the students work in teams to solve a problem using coding and hardware. Emily is an amazing role model for the children as a business owner, entrepreneur, public speaker and female in technology. She is very proactive, easy to work with, professional and full of new ideas which results in fun learning experiences for all students no matter what their capability is. The introduction of coding at Bulimba in 2015 triggered a full STEAM program of extra-curriculum activities in 2017 which continues to expand and included a STEAM Expo in May 2017 where 240+ students participated in workshops at school on a Sunday. Coding Kids were one of the vendors who helped make this day a huge success within the local Bulimba Community.

Tracey King

Coordinator Library Collections and Services
Thank you so much for yesterday’s workshop and the beautiful photo’s. What a fantastic day – everyone thought it was really valuable! We loved how the workshop was tailored to suit our needs and the robotics technology we have. The step by step teaching approach and seeing in person how you would do this for the kid’s workshops will be very helpful with delivering our own workshops. I also think it is wonderful that we have access to your course resources and program plans. I have called SLQ today and let them know how valuable the day was for us and they said they would be putting another article promoting you in their next e-newsletter. Thank you again!