School Holiday Code Camps For Kids Aged 5 - 10

Our next school holiday program will take place in Footscray on October 1st - 3rd. Places are strictly limited, so get it quick!


"In fifteen years, we'll be teaching programming just like reading and writing... and wondering why we didn't do it sooner." - Mark Zuckerberg

When your child finishes their secondary schooling, the world will be a very different place. Computers and connected devices will continue to shape our world and an inability to code will be just as debilitating as illiteracy and innumeracy is today. 

 If your child has not yet been introduced to computer programming skills, now is the perfect time to give them the right tools to help them thrive in the future.


Centred around a picture story book adventure, Yellow Brick Code aims to make students' first experiences with coding fun to ensure future success. 

They will be introduced to four clever little code blocks who live in Codeland, a tiny city inside a computer. Codeland is a fun place to live; there are games and apps to play with, and everyone who lives there gets to create anything that they can imagine. 

The city of Codeland is powered by 9 magic batteries, which provide all of the energy to keep all of the games and apps running. The problem is that the magic batteries are starting to run flat. Soon, there won’t be enough power to keep Codeland running and the code blocks won’t be able to play games, use apps, or create interesting things. Without batteries, Codeland will be dark and boring. 

Will your child join Kieran, Christina, Chloe and Cody on an adventure through Codeland over the holidays to find 9 new batteries while learning to code along the way? 


While new to coding, Kieran is friendly, courageous and persistent. He is always willing to try new things.


A natural leader, Christina is confident and patient. She can always find a logical solution to any problem she's faced with.


Chloe is fun, cheerful and creative. She often comes up with unique ideas and always enjoys a good laugh!


Cody is careful and meticulous. He's very good at spotting bugs and fixing them.


Over 3 days, your child will learn skills to produce their own programs and video games through a unique story book adventure! Abstract concepts will be made concrete through stories, videos, hands on physical activities, games and fun programming challenges. Even if your child has never coded before, by the end of the course, you will be amazed at their creations! The future has never been brighter.

"Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a new way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains." - Bill Gates


Yellow Brick Code will be an immersive and invaluable experience for young coders, taking place over three action-packed days. We will be running the program these holidays at our Footscray campus on the 1st - 3rd of October. Each day will be made up of engaging activities that will reinforce key ideas and motivate students to build their own game. We have organised a mix of online and offline activities to engage students and build on existing knowledge.


8.30am-9.00am: Dropoff and registration

9:00am-10.30am: Kickoff with offline morning games, activities and stories.

10.30am-11.00am: Morning tea

11.00am-12.30pm: Responsible computer use and introduction to coding

12.30pm-1:30pm: Supervised lunch and outdoor play

1:30pm-3:30pm: Maze challenge

3:30pm-4:00pm: Pickup


8.30am-9.00am: Dropoff and registration  

9:00am-10.30am: Stories and introduction to events

10.30am-11.00am: Morning tea  

11.00am-12.30pm: Coding with events

12.30pm-1:30pm: Supervised lunch and outdoor play  

1:30pm-3:30pm: Play lab

3:30pm-4:00pm: Pickup


8.30am-9.00am: Dropoff and registration  

9:00am-10.30am: Coding challenge 

10.30am-11.00am: Morning tea  

11.00am-12.30pm: Coding challenge

12.30pm-1:30pm: Supervised lunch and outdoor play 

1:30pm-3:30pm: Course summary, share time and awards ceremony  

3:30pm-4:00pm: Pickup

**Hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates.


Yellow Brick Code is run by Spectrum Tuition, a learning centre with over 16 years of experience helping kids achieve success at school.

The October 1 - 3 workshop will be held at Spectrum Tuition's campus at Footscray North Primary School 

Address: Cnr Rosamond Road & Mephan Street, Footscray


What do I need to pack for my child?

 - a laptop/ipad and charger 

- a pencil case with coloured pencils, an eraser and a pencil sharpener 

- a notebook

- a hat for outdoor play. Please also ensure your child has sunscreen applied before arriving. 

- a morning tea snack, packed lunch and drink just as you would pack for their regular school lunch.

Why do I need to bring my own device?

As students will likely be familiar with using their own device, they can continue engaging with the program immediately and long after their experience finishes at Yellow Brick Code. You will also be able to see what your child has been able to achieve each day.

What time is drop off and pick up? 

The sessions will begin at 9:00am. Drop off is available from 8.30am. Pick up is available from 3:30 - 4:30pm.

Should my child attend all three days?

Yes. The concepts introduced will build from the previous session.

What is the format of the day?

A typical day will consist of

8.30am - 9.00am: Dropoff and registration  

9:00am - 10.30am: Kickoff with morning games and activities  

10.30am -11.00am: Morning tea  

11.00am - 12.30pm: The introduction of a new coding skill

12.30pm - 1:30pm: Supervised lunch and outdoor play 

1:30 - 3:30pm: A coding challenge

3:30 - 4:00pm: Pickup

My child has never coded. Is this program suitable?

Yes! Your child will learn basic coding concepts using both online and offline activities and games. He or she will work through the program at their own pace.

My child has attended a coding class before. Will this still be useful?

Yes! Coding concepts can be applied again and again. There will be a number of open ended activities that will extend your child and keep them feeling engaged and challenged, while making plenty of new friends!

My child has already attended a Yellow Brick Code program? Can they attend again?  

Yes! Students who have completed the first Yellow Brick Code program will be placed in an advanced course, where they will learn new skills and go on a brand new adventure.

What will my child learn?

Your child will learn basic coding concepts, algorithmic thinking and problem solving. They will also learn to storyboard ideas which will develop literacy skills and creativity.  

How does this program differ from other coding programs for kids?

Human beings connect and engage with stories and children particularly have an innate love of stories because they teach us about life, about ourselves and about others. By teaching kids the fundamentals of coding through a unique story book adventure that they can follow over the entire three day program, Yellow Brick Code is the only program of its kind to teach kids as young as 5 the ability to learn to code while

- making it meaningful and relatable to them as learners

- encouraging active participation

- encouraging the use of imagination and creativity

- enhancing listening skills

Can my child attend if they are older than 10 years old?  

Our program was built to specifically cater to 5-10 year olds with little to no coding experience. If your child is older, has limited coding experience and is keen to join, please contact us on 1800 668 177 to discuss or email us at before signing up. 

Who will look after my child?

We have a team of experienced and dedicated tutors from Spectrum Tuition who will facilitate and supervise the workshops. All tutors are fully trained, have a passion for educating, technology and have a current working with children check. Click here to find out what parents and students say about Spectrum Tuition. 

Each group will be lead by an engaging story teller who will guide students along the adventure as well as a number of teaching assistants who will ensure students get the individual attention they need every step of the way.

Will you provide food or snacks?

Crackers, fruit and water will be provided, however, we ask that parents pack morning tea, lunch and a drink for their child.

Do you offer refunds?

All bookings are final and we cannot offer refunds if you are unable to attend.

Why is coding important?  

There are an increasing number of industries that rely on computer programming such as finance, manufacturing and healthcare. As a result, coding will become a core skill that will greatly improve your child's future career prospects and equip them with the skills and knowledge to pave their own path and build their own companies if they choose to.

When is the next session?  

Yellow Brick Code's next holiday program runs from the 1st to the 3rd of October at our Footscray campus.  

How much does the program cost?  

Your child will spend 3 days learning the fundamentals of coding over the school holidays. Your child will also have access to the program so they can continue the fun and creativity at home. The cost is $450 over the 3 days. Early bird rates are available!


At Yellow Brick Code, we use stories, games, and interactive activities to engage our students in the exciting world of computer coding. If you would like to try out some of our fun games and activities for free, click the link below to access our Offline Code Camp Guide!


Please contact us on 1800 668 177 if you have any queries about the event. Or feel free to fill in the enquiry form below and we'll get back to you ASAP. We're here to help! Don't forget to like us on facebook!