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Chess Club

Elanora State School’s Chess Club includes two groups – the Learner and the Advanced.

About the Learner group:

  • Participation in this group is free and involves one teacher guiding the students through the basic moves of Chess;
  • Students are ready to move into the advanced group when they demonstrate an understanding of how each piece moves.
  • Meet every Tuesday from 3.05pm to 4pm in the Resource Centre Classrooms;
  • It is the responsibility of parents to organise transport after Chess.​

About the Advanced group:

  • Students are tutored by a professional, experienced Chess coach from Gardiner Chess;
  • Gardiner’s Chess coaches provide tuition in strategies that the teachers are not able to provide;
  • Each coach has a blue card and is supervised by a teacher;
  • Cost is $80 per term and Gardiner Chess invoice parents directly;
  • Students will have opportunities to compete in interschool competitions and gain a rating through a variety of other competitions outside of the school;
  • Meet every Tuesday from 3.05pm to 4.15pm in the Resource Centre Classrooms;
  • It is the responsibility of parents to organise transport after Chess. 
  • Check out www.chess.cafe.com​ for online free lessons for beginners up to advanced players.​​​ 

Coding and Robotics Club

Elanora State School hosts an after school Coding and Robotics Club. At Coding and Robotics Club, children learn about computer coding and build their very own computer game. Once the computer programming component is complete, the children have the required skills to move onto the next stage: to build and program robots. Coding and Robotics Club runs each semester.

Children have fun by creating games and digital inventions, programming robots and in the process they learn how to produce technology. By developing computer games, children learn algorithmic thinking, logic, problem solving, maths, computer programming concepts and user experience.  Robotics reinforce these skills with a constructional approach. Digital literacy, that is technology creation not just technology consumption, is as vital as traditional literacy and numeracy.