After School Programs
@ Brindabella Christian College
Our popular LEGO Robotics club is back in Term One and it's packed with exciting activities that will spark your child's curiosity and creativity! From building LEGO blocks to learning about electronic components, coding to engineering and physics, and creating their own programmable LEGO robots, there's something for everyone.
This term, our students will continue to use the LEGO Spike Prime and WeDo robotic kits to explore even more opportunities for hands-on learning and problem solving. The program has been designed to cater to students at different levels, with learning contents and challenges for 3 different levels to meet the different learning needs of students.
Our NPE LEGO Robotic Program challenges children to think critically, ask questions and design their own solutions. It's a fun and engaging way for them to develop STEM skills and become lifelong learners. Using the LEGO Spike Prime and WeDo robotic kit, children will use their hands and minds to solve real-life problems through fun and accessible STEM projects. With the help of experienced facilitators, children will work in small groups to collaborate, exchange ideas, and develop their problem-solving skills.
Don't miss out on this opportunity for your child to have fun while developing important STEM skills in a positive and encouraging environment. Sign up for our LEGO Robotics club today and let your child continue to experience the fun and learning with LEGO Spike Prime and WeDo robotic kit, tailored to their learning needs and level!
STEM CLUB - Future World
STEM club is designed for young scientists who are ready to take on a challenge and explore the topic of "Future World" using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
STEM-related learning is important in schools and at home, as it provides an opportunity for children to learn about topics and disciplines that will serve them well in later life, particularly for in-demand new job roles. Children with higher levels of STEM literacy will be better prepared for and understand technological changes and other issues that they encounter in their lives.
STEM education encourages critical thinking, improves technological literacy, and leads to the next generation of business leaders and innovators. Children that learn STEM effectively now will be the adults that will lead the innovation to sustain our future economy.
NPE's STEM Club provides opportunities for children to work on hands-on projects that stimulate curiosity through challenges that use problem-solving and design skills. Using the design thinking process, students will work collaboratively to apply STEM knowledge and skills. Through an entrepreneurial mindset, students will build their critical thinking skills, resourcefulness and creativity to define, understand and design solutions to real-world problems.
Speech & Debate
"The leaders of the future are ex-debaters" (Forbes, 2014).
For those who commit to speech and debate, it offers a lifetime of benefits. Debate teaches how to persuade, how to present clearly and how to connect with an audience. These skills are exactly what future employers will be looking for in their young employees. That comfort speaking in front of others is useful in so many aspects of life, from interviews to school presentations to discussions in seminars.
Beyond the skills built while students are speaking, the preparation for competition teaches critical thinking and research skills as well. It tests and builds that ability by enabling students to see both sides of the issue. Debaters learn to explain their own ideas, support their ideas with evidence and assess sources and viewpoints.
Above all, debating is fun! It gives students a rare opportunity to take ownership of their own intellectual development. A great way of building collaboration and teamwork as well! Come and join us in our weekly after school debate workshop this term!