With millions of children locked out of school by the Coronavirus pandemic, Chromeworks wants to teach your kids to code.

For free.

Stuck at home in quarantine? Why waste your time playing video games when you can make them? Follow along with Ontario-certified teacher Andrew Tomec and learn to make computer games and animations using MIT's acclaimed coding platform, Scratch. Our program, aimed at students 8-12 years old, is attracting praise from students and parents around the world. Build digital literacy and creative problem-solving skills, and connect with other kids in a safe, supportive online environment. There's something for every kind of kid. 




Watch our concise video tutorials and lesson recaps on YouTube and learn how to create your very own video games and other cool coding projects, step by step. New content posted every weekday​ at 9 am.

weekdays@ 9:00amEDT


Kids who want
a no-nonsense
coding lesson


Surf over to our
YouTube channel
and subscribe
to keep updated on
all our broadcasts


Preview lessons,
check our back catalogue, read the docs and download graphics and templates
on our Lessons page.


Join our server on Discord,
a  meeting space where members can communicate and collaborate on
shared projects

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DISCORD AGE WARNING: Please note that like all social networks, Discord limits its users to age 13 and up, so there's an expectation that younger children who are logging in to this service will be monitored by parents to confirm that they're using it appropriately. We believe the circumstances of this emergency necessitate experimentation and new approaches to communication, and after trying many solutions, we were impressed by Discord's powerful tools for text, voice chat and screen sharing, all of which make it an ideal educational tool -- with proper supervision.

Frequently asked questions

When does Sunday Nippers start?

  • The first day of Sunday Nippers for the 2020/2021 season is still to be confirmed.
  • The timing for nippers will be 8:30am to 10:30am unless advised otherwise.
  • If Sunday Nippers is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the decision will be broadcast by 7am via TeamApp.

Is there parking available?

​Gold Coast City Council offers an amble amount of free parking in front of our Club. This parking is signed as 3 hours Monday – Friday from 9:00am until 5:00pm. On weekends and public holidays, the yellow spaces directly in front of our Club are for patrolling lifesavers only and members of the general public may incur a fine if they park there. The Oasis Shopping Centre also offers 3 hour free parking.

What happens at Sunday Nippers?

Each age group will be guided through the morning by their age manager. Nippers will run through a variety of age/skill appropriate lifesaving activities aimed at improving confidence and ability within the ocean environment. Activities cover lifesaving skills, water skills and beach skills with the aim of educating our young lifesavers.

When is the Surf Lifesaving Office open?

Our Administration Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm, and is closed on weekends and Public Holidays. If you are visiting the Administration Office before 10:00am, please call the Administration Team on 07 5527 5660 ext 3 so a staff member can let you inside the building.

My family is on holidays on the Gold Coast and my son/daughter participates in Nippers at our local Surf Lifesaving Club. Is it possible for my son/daughter to attend one of your Nipper training sessions?

Yes, please email a copy of your child's Pool Swim Evaluation form and Proof of Club Membership to beforehand.

What is Kurrawa's street address?

"Beachside" Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach QLD 4218. If you are using a GPS to locate us, we don't have a street number but we are directly opposite Air on Broadbeach and they are number 159 Old Burleigh Road.

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