STEAM Holiday ProgrammeAlbany Creativity Centre
Experience LEGO® Like Never Before, watch your children grow and become inspired through STEAM based fun learning.
It’s a fun and Educational way for kids aged 5 to 13 to spend their school holiday! It is really as cool as it sounds! Step into our LEGO® discovery centre and explore the wonderful world of S.T.E.A.M.
Every day is filled with a unique variety of activities to keep the creativity rolling. Let your child’s curiosity explore and let them become inspired through STEAM based challenges that have many developmental benefits through problem solving, team work, and innovative thinking.
April 2022 STEAM Holiday Programme
Albany Creativity Centre: 325 Albany Highway, Rosedale
Single Day Registration: $80/Day
Full Week Special: $300/for the full four days
Buddy Up Special – 10% off: $72/Day or $288/week
(Press the button below and receive a further 10%
discount when you and a friend sign up together)
From 9:00am to 4:00pm
(Early drop-offs and late pickups available for an additional $8)
Please provide a drink bottle and enough food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Pre-ordered hot lunches are also available.
Get in fast! Limited spaces available!
April Holiday Programme Theme: Famous ADVENTURERS & INVENTORS
This April, our holiday programme will lead to the discovery of how these great Adventurers and Inventors pioneered the modern world. These famous icons followed their dreams and in doing so, changed our lives forever.
Our young students will no doubt become inspired and will open their minds to a broader vision of the future. Along the way, they will develop a growth mindset, innovative and critical thinking.
With Bricks 4 Kidz your children will begin to cultivate their dreams and become the inventors and adventurers of tomorrow!
Week 1: ADVENTURERS
Tuesday, 19 – Friday, 22 April 2022
Imagine our world several hundred years ago. A time before television and internet search engines, a time of mystery, where we didn’t know about other continents, cultures, languages and animals, other than those that were local to us. This was the great age of the Explorers, courageous adventurers that charted unknown territory to bring us news of the great beyond….
Monday, 18th April
Mariner: Zheng He
Tuesday, 19th April
Join us on a fifteenth century voyage of discovery! At our Mariner Day we will build our way through the adventures of one of the greatest admirals in history.
Aviator: Jean Batten
Wednesday, 20th April
Flying gave our explorers a new perspective. Build with us as we discover the contribution this New Zealand local made to global aviation history.
Mountaineer: Sir Edmund Hillary
Thursday, 21st April
Sir Edmund Hillary is a legend when it comes to exploring extreme landscape, Join us as we build the adventures of the first explorer to conquer the three poles challenge.
Marvel Man: Stan Lee
Friday, 22nd April
Dress up as your favourite superhero and join us us on an action packed Lego adventure look at the lead creator of Marvel Comics. Dress up Day!
Week 2: INVENTORS
Tuesday, 26 – Friday, 29 April 2022
What is an inventor? How have inventions changed history? What ancient inventions are still in use today? What can we invent using past inventions as inspiration? What would life look like today, if humans were not an inventing species? Join us as we investigate, imagine, and invent in this weeks focus on Inventors.
Monday, 25th April
Tuesday, 26th April
Leonardo Da Vinci – painter, sculptor, architect, poet, composer, scientist, mathematician and inventor! Lets take a look at the creative genius of this reinassance man.
Wednesday, 27th April
Galileo turns our attention to the stars! This philosopher, astronomer and inventor’s work in changed the way we understand our planet and its order in the universe.
Inventor: Benjamin Franklin
Thursday, 28th April
Time for a hands on investigation of Benjamin Franklin’s inventive contributions to science, and how his experiments aid our understanding of electricity.
Animator: Walt Disney
Friday, 29th April
Dress up as one of Disney’s famous characters for this day of building and celebrating the works of Walt Disney – from his advancements in animation technology, to his memorable characters and incredible theme parks. Dress Up Day.
Holiday Programme also available at Mairangi Art Centre (20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, Studio 1) on Fridays April 22 and 29, 10am-3pm.
Special Offer For Teachers
Use coupon code “TEACHER” to get 20% off our April holiday programme. Be sure to use your school email address when checking out.
How we are keeping your children safe
Socially Distanced Bubbles
Your children’s safety is our number one priority, we are committed to providing the safest and healthiest learning spaces for your little ones.
We have enforced our high performing bubble system in our April STEAM holiday programme to put your mind at ease. Each bubble is age appropriate and has up to 6 students per bubble.
This safety protocol is the best practice at preventing the exposure of events.
Want to learn more about our COVID Protection Framework?
Air & Surface Purification
Our Albany Creativity Centre is certified with 24/7 air and surface protection so you can feel confident that your child is within a safe environment.
Our ActivePure air purifiers attack harmful viruses, bacteria, allergens and mould, protecting everyone with active technology that kills viruses that can cause COVID-19.
Looking for FUN and CREATIVE online activities for your children during these April school holidays?
Our unique selection of virtual classes keep your kids entertained, inspired and allow them to become empowered learners.
Our Core STEAM Holiday Programme Offerings
Motorised Model Building
Students will experience the hands-on fun of model-building, from concept to completion. While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more.
- Reinforce science, technology, engineering and maths concepts
- Develop an appreciation for how things work
- Build self-confidence and problem-solving skills
We offer an excellent introduction into the world of computer programming and robotics that will ignite your child’s imagination and introduce them to the possibilities of today’s technology world.
- Logical project based programming and coding
- Design thinking process
- Problem solving and Critical thinking
A creative building provides children with the opportunity to design, develop, construct and implement their innovative ideas. We motivate children to follow their creative direction and inspire them to build their imagination.
- Foster teamwork and collaboration
- Spark imagination
- Provide a safe, enriching environment to create and play
Each lesson provides kids with a new scientific vocabulary. Lessons that focus on topics such as laws of motion, employ the concept of physical science, requiring children to apply what they’ve learned to their hands-on projects.
Technology implements the use of science to invent and problem solve. Children use their creativity and analytical skills to discover viable solutions to problems presented at the start of each lesson.
Engineering uses the practical application of science to design and create. Although they may not realize it, kids use engineering skills to construct models, such as simple machines, vehicles, architecture buildings, etc.
Arts provides children with the opportunity to design, develop, construct and implement their innovative ideas. At Bricks 4 Kidz we allow children to follow their creative direction and inspire them to unleash their imagination.
Children are given the opportunity to invariably utilise math skills as they count, measure and build with LEGO® Bricks. Students build numeracy and problem solving skills through abstract mathematical concepts.