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2017 Spring STEAM Holiday Program for boys and girls

Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September

Join us for a fun week of Theatre Sports, Kerbal, Fashion & Costume Design, Arduino Programming, Filmmaking, Tennis and Art.

Preshil has been running outstanding STEAM electives for several years now and is very keen to offer these opportunities during our school holidays, so please tell your friends. Children need to bring morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a refillable drink bottle and remember not to bring anything containing nuts. Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes and shoes.

Cost: $70 per Child per Day – Suitable for children grades 3 to 8
Location: Preshil Secondary School, 12-26 Sackville Street, Kew
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/RUPF

Design: Fashion & Costume Design with Jennie Spruch: Choose a design (or draw your own) and then turn it into a prototype garment for a mini figure or doll, or just for inspiration.

Theatre Sports with Adam Simon: Students can participate in a variety of improvisation games to assist in developing their drama skills. There are literally 100s of theatre sports games that you can play. Theatre sports helps develops essential skills for any student actor, like quick thinking, role play, imagination, improvisation, movement and physicality of characters.

Introduction to Arduino Programming with Karl von Moller: Arduino Engineering – Programming & Electrical Circuits – Children will use coding and Arduino electronic components to solve problems and design circuits to create movement, light and sound using the new ‘Eureka’ learning shield for Arduino. It’s a great beginner project for boys and girls, which needs no experience, just a willingness to solder, program some code and have fun with electronics.

Tennis with Bill Madafferi: Bill provides coaching for many Preshil students of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced. We are offering the opportunity to enjoy a session in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Art and Making with Bronte Howell: Come and join this fun freestyle ‘Art Hour’ using ready to recycle found waste!

Filmmaking with Karl von Moller: Learn visual storytelling techniques to help imagine, create and tell strong stories by strengthening your ability to express yourself visually. Begin the fundamental building blocks to become a visual filmmaker.

Planks Construction with Cameron Lee and the team from Greenhat Workshops: This will be a mix of design and engineering challenges and open ended ‘make-whatever-you-want’ type play. You can use PLANKS to create all sorts of things. if you are interested in blocks and building stuff or intrigued by shape and balance then this is for you. With Cameron Lee and the team from Green Hat Workshops.

Kerbal with Adam Simon:  Kerbal is a game designed to allow the player to experience the physics and complexities as well as the excitement and elation of building a rocket and piloting it into space, the magnitude of the universe and the imminent threat of explosions and death to those on board your craft. In the course, Adam covers a basic understanding of the physics terminology and concepts, the mechanical concepts of engineering a spacecraft, game interfaces, Ladder Logic Programming, long range navigation, aerodynamics, explosions and space!  No experience necessary.

2017 Winter STEAM Holiday Program for boys and girls

Monday 10 July to Friday 14 July

Join us for another awesome week full of Ceramics, Fencing, Design: Fashion or Costume, Arduino Programming, Kerbal Space Program, Tennis and 3D Printing.

Preshil has been running outstanding STEAM electives for several years now and is very keen to offer these opportunities during our school holidays, so please tell your friends. Children need to bring morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a refillable drink bottle and remember not to bring anything containing nuts. Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes and shoes. Remember: no hat means no outdoor play!

Download the program flyer here.

Cost: $70 per Child per Day – Suitable for children grades 3 to 8
Location: Preshil Secondary School, 12-26 Sackville Street, Kew
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/QKZX

Ceramics with Skye Gallagher:: Ever wanted to design and make your own dinner set, or perhaps your own designer jewellery? Maybe you’d like to create your own fantastical creature from clay? In this elective you will learn a range of ceramic-making techniques.

Design: Fashion & Costume Design with Jennie Spruch:: Choose a design (or draw your own) and then turn it into a prototype garment for a mini figure or doll, or just for inspiration.

Fencing with Pieter Leeuwenburgh:: Students can experience the Olympic sport of fencing with a qualified coach and all equipment supplied. It is an intense sport with a very clear purpose, requiring a high level of both mental and physical speed and agility. However, it is also subtle and safe. A wide range of students can succeed as fencers.

Tennis with Bill Madafferi: : Bill provides coaching for many Preshil students of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced. We are offering the opportunity to enjoy a session in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

3D Printing with Scott Phillips:: Students will learn about workflow, the range of technologies, Kinect scanning and applications using CAD like ONSHAPE and TINKERCAD. 3D printing is liberating people’s creative imaginations and fueling innovation around the world.

Arduino with Karl von Moller: : Design, build and understand how a traffic signal works using Arduino, an open-source microcontroller we can program using a Mac, PC or Linux computer. The course is designed to provide an easy entry into understanding technology, programming in C, basic electronic theory and practices. It’s a great beginner project which needs no experience, just a willingness to solder, programme code and have fun with electronics.

Kerbal with Adam Simon:: Kerbal is a game designed to allow the player to experience the physics and complexities as well as the excitement and elation of building a rocket and piloting it into space, the magnitude of the universe and the imminent threat of explosions and death to those on board your craft. In the course, Adam covers a basic understanding of the physics terminology and concepts, the mechanical concepts of engineering a spacecraft, game interfaces, Ladder Logic Programming, long range navigation, aerodynamics, explosions and space!  No experience necessary.

Kerbal Space Program September 2016

The week long Kerbal Space Program was run by our IT wizard, Adam Simon.

2017 Autumn STEAM Holiday Program for boys and girls

Join us for a fun week of Ceramics | Baking | Textiles | Arduino | Kerbal Space Program and Games

Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April

Children can discover the art of ceramics, bake some Harry Potter treats or learn traditional Japanese resist dyeing techniques to design their very own sarong or something sculptural. We will also have time for our Kerbal Space Program and children can learn to program a traffic light.

Preshil has been running outstanding STEAM electives for several years now and is very keen to offer these opportunities during our school holidays, so please tell your friends. Children need to bring morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a refillable drink bottle and remember not to bring anything containing nuts. Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes and shoes. Remember: no hat means no outdoor play!

Download the flyer!

Cost: $70 per Child per Day – Suitable for children grades 3 to 7
Location: Preshil Secondary School, 12-26 Sackville Street, Kew
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/PGIH

Ceramics: “Ever wanted to design and make your own dinner set, or perhaps your own designer jewellery? Maybe you wish to create your own fantastical creature from clay… In this elective, you will learn a range of ceramic making techniques.

Baking: “Come and cook (and more importantly, EAT) the food that us muggles have only read about – the Leaky Cauldron’s famous butterbeer, the Hogwarts Express’ pumpkin pasties, and the slightly squashed but nonetheless delicious chocolate cake Hagrid made for Harry’s 11th birthday. Starting off with a reading of food related Potter passages and ending in a feast worthy of The Great Hall”.

Textiles: Over two workshops young designers will discover the beauty of Japanese Shibori Textiles. We will explore five traditional resist dyeing techniques; pole wrapping, stitching, clamping, folding and tie-dyed cloth. Then we will dye our cloth and see how our cloth holds the memory of the techniques that we explored. Young designers will create a sarong to wear or something sculptural.

Arduino: Design, build and understand how a traffic signal works using Arduino, an open-source microcontroller we can program using a Mac, PC or Linux computer. The course is designed to provide an easy entry into understanding technology, programming in C, basic electronic theory and practices. It’s a great beginner project which needs no experience, just a willingness to solder, program code and have fun with electronics.

Kerbal: Kerbal is a game designed to allow the player to experience the physics and complexities as well as the excitement and elation of building a rocket and piloting it into space, the magnitude of the universe and the imminent threat of explosions and death to those on board your craft. In the course, Adam covers a basic understanding of the physics terminology and concepts, the mechanical concepts of engineering a spacecraft, Game Interfaces, Ladder Logic Programming, Long Range Navigation, Aerodynamics, Explosions and Space!  No experience necessary.

Games: Adventures in coding without a computer. Inspired by Linda Liukas book ‘Hello Ruby’. Children will have fun learning Algorithms, Booleans, Strings, Numbers, Loops and Sequences.

Kerbal Space Program September 2016

The week long Kerbal Space Program was run by our IT wizard, Adam Simon.

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