We'll Teach Your Child To Code... Using Minecraft!

Learn the most in-demand skill of the 21st century by coding Minecraft mods. For ages 8-12.

Would Your Child Like A FREE Intro Workshop?

Limited Availability. Don't Miss Out!

After-School & Weekend Classes

We run weekly classes via video conference, where up to 8 students and a teacher will code their own Minecraft mod together and test it out in a shared Minecraft world.

No Driving Anywhere

Our classes are run online, so there's no need to ferry your child to and from the class. They attend from home, leaving you free to do other things!

Learn An In-Demand Skill

Coding could become your child's new favourite hobby and one day lead to an amazing career building apps, launching rockets - or creating the next Facebook!

Code A Different Minecraft Mod Each Week

Minecraft mods are bits of computer code that change the standard behaviour of your child's Minecraft game.

We'll code mods that make pigs fly, turn water to gold, build secret volcano lairs, create mini-games to play together, and tons more!

How It Works

1. Enroll In Classes

After trying our free intro workshop, join a weekly one hour class that runs after school or on the weekend. Term 4, 2017 is a 10 week commitment.

2. Attend from home

To attend class, just set your child up on a computer, log into their CodeMakers account and join the video conference.

3. Code, Test & Play!

During class, your child will follow along with the teacher as they code a Minecraft mod and test it on our Minecraft server.

Perfect For Beginners

Your child will code their mods using our visual drag & drop code blocks that snap together like Lego™.

Once they’ve written their code, they can test it in our Minecraft™ world in a single click!

Small Classes, Personalised Attention

Each class has has a maximum of 8 students.

The teacher can see & edit your child’s code at all times, so they’ll never get stuck. Its like having a coach consistently looking over your child’s shoulder, encouraging them and guiding them through the lesson.

Six Skills We Use In Our Lessons

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Logic

To program a computer, we must give very explicit, clear & logical instructions.

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Maths

We construct simple algorithms, use XYZ co-ordinates, touch on probability, and lots more!

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Creativity

Whether its spawning flying slimes or building a skyscraper out of cake - we're endlessly creative!

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Problem-Solving

We are constantly analyzing and solving problems, fixing bugs, and adding features when we write our code.

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Experimentation

We encourage experimentation - trying, failing, and trying again until our code works the way we want.

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Attention To Detail

Writing code requires focused thinking and attention to detail. Make a mistake and our mod won't work!

Hundreds Of kids Love us!

Here's what their parents have to say....

I have to thank you so much, Oscar had a great time, he actually stuck around on-line with the other kids for almost 2 hours after and only logged off because tea was ready!!
Andrew T.
Oscar's Dad
She looked proud as punch with herself when I arrived home and told me in great detail what she'd achieved. Thanks so much. She loves it.
Rebecca Smith
Ella's Mum
He is already asking me when can he learn Javascript... I told him "one step at a time!" He is very eager! Thank you for providing this platform for him to pursue his interest.
Nadine S.
Ashton's Mum

Pricing

Intro Workshop

$39
FREE
  • Max 8 students with a teacher
  • One hour class
  • Attend via video conference
  • Code your first mod
  • Times available on the weekend
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After-School Classes

$ 33 / per class, incl. GST
  • Max 8 students with a teacher
  • Attend via video conference
  • One 60 min class per week
  • Regular parent updates
  • 24/7 access to our software & Minecraft server
  • Class times are available Mon-Fri at 5:30pm & 7pm AEST (Sydney) Time
  • Next 10 week term starts 9 October 2017

FAQs

Your child will need a computer with a microphone (either built in, or via a headset) with Google Chrome as the web browser (this is a free download if you don't have it already).

You will also need Minecraft For Mac/PC: Java Edition installed on the computer, with an account. If your child already plays Minecraft on the computer, then they would already have an account. If not, you'll need to purchase an account from Minecraft.net for $35. 

When you book your child in, we'll create their CodeMakers account. 

To join the class, they just login to their CodeMakers account and click a button to join the video conference with the teacher. They also have Minecraft open on their computer, and join our Minecraft server.

Once your child is setup and has joined the class, we'll start writing our code within their CodeMakers online account and testing it in the Minecraft server together. 

Our classes are suitable for children aged 8-12 years old, who are excited about learning how to mod Minecraft. We're using drag-and-drop code blocks, so this workshop is perfect for a beginner-intermediate coder.

If you're unsure about whether your child is a good fit, please get in touch!

We have 2 x 10 week terms teaching Minecraft modding using drag and drop code.

By the end of term 2, your child should have some solid experience and skills in computational thinking and will have been exposed to a lot of different coding concepts and techniques. 

This is the perfect foundation on which to learn a typed language such as python or javascript. We will be offering classes in these languages in the future.

Absolutely! We teach coding & computational thinking skills in the context of making Minecraft mods but the concepts will translate to anything: coding games, websites, apps, robots, etc.

Unfortunately the mods will only work in our Minecraft server. If your child is taking classes with us, they'll have 24/7 access to the server to code, test & play!

About Us

CodeMakers is the brainchild of Nikki Durkin. 

Nikki fell in love with technology when she founded a fashion-trading app at age 18 that grew internationally and took her all over the world. 

Along with the other CodeMakers teachers, she's now excited to share her passion for code with the next generation and help them bring their big ideas to life!

Interested In Booking A FREE Intro Workshop?

Trust Us... Your Child Will LOVE It!

Get In Touch

Phone: (02) 8005 1991

Email: [email protected]

Address: 608 Harris St. Ultimo, NSW, 2007