Over the past few weeks, the spotlight has been on the deadly coronavirus that has been reported in over two dozen countries and territories. Such news has created anxiety and fear among many people, as masks and hand sanitizers also get out of stocks at major pharmacies.
We understand this is a worrying time period for all our community, especially for the parents and our younger students who might not understand some of the procedures or what is going on.
Quoting June, one of Kodecoon’s parents in this Channel News Asia article, "We do not know how this pandemic will pan out, but we can control our thoughts and choices today. By all means, take the necessary precautions but in order to emerge unscathed through this crisis, we need to balance fear with equal doses of calm, wit and trust.".
Growth is not easy. There are times when it is thrilling and other times when it is defeating.
We started on a journey to prepare students for the fast-changing world of technology by exposing students to digital literacy and computational skills. It required up-to-date top notch technology courses, our team of passionate teachers, and a creative mind to constantly innovate and come up with new curriculum for our students.
Not forgetting doing all these while we stay true to the heart of Kodecoon Academy which is our passion and commitment to the student and parent community.
As time flies past and we approach the end of January 2020, it is a good time to reflect on what Kodecoon has accomplished and share some of our directions for this year.
Since we started in 2016, growing seven-fold from a two-men team, our vision has always been consistent - to adopt a student-centred approach in our pedagogy to promote a proactive learning environment. In this increasingly fast-paced digital world, students should not be afraid to learn and try new things. At Kodecoon Academy, students are able to effectively learn through an active class discussion and apply what they have learned to projects in their own areas of interest.
It is with our students’ passion for technology, our team’s passion towards education and our parents’ unwavering support for Kodecoon Academy that we are able to rank ourselves as #1 for having the best in-application based coding classes.
For that, we thank every student, parent and partner who made it possible for us to participate in your (or your child’s) coding journey.
As we come into this new year, we took some time to listen to what our parents have to say about us. We are thrilled and really humbled that so many of our parents took the time and effort to leave very detailed and meaningful reviews on our Google and Facebook page.
Check out some snippets below:
“Excellent teaching, and really dedicated coaches here. The teachers are a really special bunch. They love what they do - it's clear - and they are great at teaching. What's best is the way they handle the kids well. I get the feeling that there are clear and loving boundaries in place to enable a respectful, safe, and yet exciting learning environment for the children. I really liked the specific and insightful feedback that I've received regularly from coaches at Kodecoon. The individualised approach and service offered is really refreshing and nothing like I've experienced before at other learning centres. =)”
- Lynette C, Google review (Jan 2020)
“You know you have selected the right school for your kids when you hear them asking for more lessons. Kodecoon has interesting coding lessons delivered by dedicated and patient teachers.”
- Fern Fern, Facebook review (Jan 2020)
“If you want to heed Tim Cook’s advice to let your child learn how to code, Kodecoon is the place to go. The lessons in Kodecoon are very well-structured, ensuring to instil the correct concepts of coding in every learner in the proper order, regardless of the language the child is learning. But it is not all about work and no play! With the progression of each lesson, children are encouraged to be creative yet logical whilst putting into application the concepts they had learned into completing exercises and mini assignments such as creating their own game, with their own gameplay and rules. What makes Kodecoon stand out is also the team that is made up of dedicated teachers who are passionate about coding (and teaching it) and imparting that skill to every child that comes to Kodecoon. If you allow your child any screen time at all, then make it worthwhile at Kodecoon. And who knows, your little one may very well go on to become the next tech wiz of the century!”
- Joyner W, Google review (Dec 2019)
“Highly recommended! My son was always looking forward to his Saturday coding classes to learn new things and meet his friends. He was able to develop his creativity and his confidence while applying all his learnings from Kodecoon! Kudos to Deddy and his team! All the best!”
- Cat Lagmn D, Facebook review (Dec 2019)
“Teachers from Kodecoon are such a patient,loving and caring teachers. They teach coding in such a fun and easy for children to understand and pick up coding skill fast. Getting a replacement lesson is never a problem with Kodecoon. Teachers are so passionate with their teaching, students are their younger friends”
- Dan Qi, Google review (Jun 2019)
Can't decide if you should sign your child up our trial class? Perhaps this simple quiz will help!
What sets Kodecoon apart from other coding schools, is that we take the interest that your child exhibits in coding and programming very seriously. This means that if our Kodecoon Instructors notices that your child is not keen on learning more about the digital world (and that is completely fine!), we would not recommend our coding classes to them. After all, we understand that each child will have their own passions, and who knows, they may show their interest a couple months or years later!
We are EXTREMELY proud of our teams, PHPPS and The Scratchies for their creative and original Scratch projects that saw them each beating 30 teams in the Junior Category and taking home the 2nd and 3rd prize respectively!
Code XtremeApps is an annual hackathon competition organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and this year, Kodecoon sent 3 teams to compete and they sure did us incredibly proud!
In light of the recent announcement on compulsory coding classes for upper Primary students, there has been a spike in interest in coding and programming island-wide. But what does it really mean for your child, and how will these 10 hours of coding classes help your child? While we believe that it is good to give your child a head start in the coding journey, here are 3 reasons why we feel that coding isn’t for everyone.
Ever wondered what drives everyone here at Kodecoon to provide a holistic programming learning experience for our students? Then here's your chance to learn more about the Kodecoon team and all that fuels us!