Sunday 4 December 2016

"Bounce Bounce" by Haeun Kang

Haeun has made a game where you have to move the bar to keep the balls from reaching the lower edge of the screen. Use the arrow keys to move it left and right. Make sure you have the sound up when you are playing.

Spooky Halloween

Cassey in Pukaki 4 has created a Spooky Halloween game. She has drawn all of the actors herself. Help Mr Poutts (yellow crown) to eat the chocolates and strawberries before the ghosts catch him!

Thursday 24 November 2016

Angry Birds Game

TeAwhetau has been busy creating this game where the little red angry bird has to collect the tennis balls while keeping away from the other birds!

Sunday 20 November 2016

"Christmas Mayhem"

Lexie and Danielle in Pukaki 4 worked collaboratively to create this game they called "Christmas Mayhem". You have to help the snowman shoot the pumpkins before they fall on the ground or on him - or its Game Over. Move the snowman by using the arrow keys.... Good luck!!!

Thursday 3 November 2016

Troll Attack!

Levi Sutton from Hurunga whanau created "Troll Attack!" which is a game where you have to shoot the trolls before they get to the castle wall. Each time you destroy the trolls, another wave attacks the wall! The Archer's arrow is controlled by the mouse pointer. Good Luck!!

Thursday 13 October 2016

MPs Visit Coding at RIS

Labour MPs Louisa Wall, Tamati Coffey, Nanaia Mahuta and Adrian Rurawhe visited the school this morning and did a tour through the Pathways rooms with some of the prefects. During their visit they spent time speaking with students in the Coding room. Tyla, Shannen and Levi did a fantastic job answering their questions knowledgeably and showed them how they are learning to code and what they have been able to achieve so far. Considering this is their first day at Coding, they managed to impart a lot of knowledge.

Monday 19 September 2016

"Get the Eggs"

Maia Harrison (Pukaki 4/7) has created a game called "Get the Eggs". When you are playing this game - Help the dragon collect all of her eggs. Look out for the Nasty Knights!!

Thursday 25 August 2016

"Acorn Dash" by Maddi Patchell

Maddi has created a game where the squirrel has to dash around collecting as many acorns as possible before winter. The blue bird is trying to stop him!! Use the right and left arrows to make the squirrel move....

Thursday 18 August 2016

Catch the Treasure! Game by Charlie Roigard

Charlie has been following all of the instructions independently to create his game called "Catch the Treasure". You have to help the Pirate Kid collect the treasure chest and the treasure maps before he gets barreled or hit by a bomb!

Thursday 28 July 2016

Pathways Bands

The Pathways Team introduced the new Pathways bands yesterday in assembly. We will be awarding bands to students for a variety of reasons including perseverance, creativity, teamwork, managing learning etc. Congratulations to the following students who received one for Term Two Coding: Riley Anderson, Chiko Westbrook, TeAroha Vercoe, Tegan Griffin, Paige Nicholson, Carly Haughey, Harata Paora and Elijah Morgan

Monday 27 June 2016

Pacman Game by Jason-Delavoy

Jason-Delavoy has researched Pacman and downloaded graphics and sound effects to use in his Pacman game. Play the game by using the arrow keys to help Pacman eat the dots but watch out for the ghosts!

Thursday 16 June 2016

"Cook a Pig"

Anna Waller in Pukaki 4/7 has created an original project which she has called "Cook a Pig". She had to import an image to fit the concept and has experimented with the blocks until she got the outcome she was looking for. Play the game and see what happens when you catches a pig with a stove!

Thursday 9 June 2016

"Collect em Quick" - A game by Carly Haughey

Carly planned and coded this game in one lesson! To play this you have to click on all of the animals within 4 seconds or the lion will eat them!!!

Thursday 2 June 2016

"Winter Game" by Kiana Poipoi

Kiana is in the Pukaki Coding Class and has produced this cool game. She has included speech bubbles at the beginning of the game to describe to the player what they need to do.

Thursday 19 May 2016

Tunohopu Games

This week Tunohopu planned and started creating their first games. James Atkinson worked diligently all morning to create this game called "Hungry Shark". He drew the harpoon himself as it wasn't in the media library. You play this game by helping the dolphin eat as many fish as he can while dodging the harpoons!

Thursday 5 May 2016

Welcome to Term Two:

Five new classes started Coding this week. The students have got off to a flying start - working through a set of lessons designed to teach them some basic coding concepts. They are using Tynker which uses code "blocks" which the students interlock to form the code they need. At the rate they are going, they will be designing their own games very soon - watch this space!

Monday 21 March 2016

Dance Animation

Latisha Collins in Tunohopu 4 has made a Dance Animation project - she programmed the actor on the left to ask the others how they do their dance and then he follows their lead. Is he as good as the performing actors?

Thursday 17 March 2016

Run Away Mouse

Carmen Walker-Ponman has made a game called "Run Away Mouse" - the mouse has to get to the cheese while dodging the grumpy farmer. It is quite tricky to play as she has coded the grumpy Farmer to chase the mouse!

Thursday 10 March 2016

Pukaki at Coding

The students in Pukaki are finishing off their first projects this week - there have been some exciting games being made and they have enjoyed figuring out how to use the coding blocks.

Watch the PROJECTS page as their games will be uploaded over the next week