Welcome to CoderDojo Nelson

CoderDojo is a worldwide network of independent, volunteer led programming clubs for young people. CoderDojo Nelson meets at NMIT, Nelson on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm. CoderDojo Nelson is also affiliated with Code Club Aotearoa.


CoderDojo is FREE but registration is required as there are limited spaces available. Registration is by term. New people are still welcome to join after the term starts if we still have spaces available. You can email us at coderdojonelson@gmail.com and we’ll let you know if spaces are available or put you on our mailing list to be notified when registration opens for the following term.
Registration for term 4 2020 is CLOSED

Next Registration will be for Term 1 2021

Consent form

We require a signed consent form for each child attending CoderDojo.

Please print and sign our consent form

Our Programmes/Topics/Courses/Groups

We offer a variety of guided programmes in computer coding and technology and cater for all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. Currently we offer the following programmes:


This is the place to start for absolute beginners. We use Code Studio where the kids learn some of the basic concepts by connecting blocks of code together to solve puzzles.

Scratch 1

Scratch which is a fun and easy to learn drag and drop programming language designed for teaching programming to kids. Our Scratch 1 group is for beginners to Scratch.

Scratch 2

Once the children have learned the basics of Scratch they are ready to step up to our Scratch 2 group which is for intermediate and advanced. The activities here are more self-paced and we try to find activities to match the student’s level.


In our Robotics programme, led by Nathalie, the kids take what they have learned in Scratch and bring it into the physical world of robotics using M-Bot robotics learning kits.

Computer Aided Design

Learn how to design 3D models with the popular online computer aided design software, Tinkercad.

Web Development

Learn how to make web pages and web sites using HTML, CSS and other web technologies.

Electronics & Microcontrolers

Advanced tinkerers get to experiment and create with micro-controllers such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi along with numerous electronic components and the programming languages that are used to program them.

Session Activities

What are we working on this week?
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Some of the Technologies & Learning Resources we use

Scratch_Logo google-cs-first raspberry-logo khan_academy_logo BBC micro:bit Tinkercad

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2 months ago

CoderDojo Nelson NZ

Coming soon to CoderDojo Nelson - Python! We have someone who has volunteered to lead a Python group in first term of 2021. Python is a popular general-purpose computer programming language that emphasises code readability making it a good language for learning computer programming. ...

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2 months ago

CoderDojo Nelson NZ

A good plan for the weekend! Only a few days to go! This Saturday and Sunday...and remember to tell your friends ($2 entry fee).
If any of our CoderDojo people want to lend a hand, we would be glad to have helpers for a couple of hours at the time over the weekend. As well as enjoying the show, there will be a sausage sizzle and we are looking for passionate and sausage cooking lovers to help on any of the days. We have got this !! 🙂

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3 months ago

CoderDojo Nelson NZ

📣 Look at what's coming!! The Brick Show hits Hope for the first time in 2020! Bigger and better than ever. Fantastic Lego exhibits from around the country, the huge Lego play pit, and lots more.
Open 9am - 5pm Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November.
Everyone, old and young should pay a visit.

This is a charitable and fabulous event, and these wonderful people have made us feel special 🙌... all proceeds going to the @CoderDojoNelson...
So let's show our gratitude 👍

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