July 2017 Holiday Workshops. Bookings open to members only via newsletter until June the 19th

GATCA’s workshops are led by full time university students who are typically ex gatca members children

Science: Engineering for 3 to 5 year olds


Learn about engineering and explore its basis in science. Discover how every day physical concepts can come together to allow us to achieve the marvels of technology in a fun environment.

  • Learn about gravity, mass and density; how related and   fundamental to engineering projects they are.
  • Discover the different ways in which we use basic physical laws to generate mechanical work and make our lives easier.
  • Study matter and how its physical state and properties can radically change its applications; as well as how we can harness them for different purposes.

This workshop will run for one and half hours. Each child will need to be accompanied by an adult (or 1 adult to 2 children). Children will work in safety glasses and lab coats, and use basic science equipment and household products.

Cost:     $26.00 (non-member $35)
Date:     Monday 10th July, 2017
Time:    10:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Venue:  Perth Modern School Refectory



Science: Electromagnetism for 6 to 9 year olds


Fully Booked

Discover the power of electromagnetism with fun and informative experiments. Harness magnetism and electrical energy to understand these powerful and fundamental physical forces.

  • Learn about how and why magnets attract and repel.
  • Understand why electromagnetism is so powerful and useful to our every day lives.
  • Construct magnetic racers to demonstrate complex electromagnetic forces in action.

This workshop will run for two hours.
Cost:   $26
Date:   Friday 14th July, 2017
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Venue: Perth Modern School Refectory

Learn Beginners Computer Coding with Scratch


Fully Booked

Scratch is an intuitive, pictorial environment with which children can learn the basics of coding. No typing required, instead drag and drop code blocks are used. Unleash your creativity making characters, plays and games.

Start to foster STEM (science technology engineering and math) skills. There is a gap between supply and demand of these types of jobs and there is extremely low representation of women in these areas.

Our lead presenter is a young, student female engineer so book your young girls in.

Children are welcome to register with a friend and work together.

Date:      Wednesdat 12th of July
Time:      10am to 12pm
Age:        6 yr + (please see note below)
Venue:    Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU 7)
Cost:       $26 (non- member $35)


Learn to Create Web Pages with HTML & CSS (10 year +)


HTML and CSS are two connected languages used in website construction. Your child will be given the opportunity to create their own website by learning the basics of these languages. The web based environments used, will allow the children to continue to discover at home, using the tools they study in the course.

This workshop is ideal to expose girls to important computational thinking skills and children are welcome to register with a friend.
Date:     Thursday July the 13th
Time:    10 am – 12 pm
Age:      10+ (email if you would like a younger child to attend)
Venue:  Perth Modern School Mills Building (MU7)
Cost:      $26 (non-member $35)



Learn to Build Apps with Bitsbox


Are you ready to transition to text based coding (using JavaScript syntax)? Can you type?

No coding knowledge required.

With Bitsbox you code with the help of guidelines that you simply copy and then the website will run the app on a “virtual tablet”.
You will then be prompted to change/improve your code to understand how to produce different results.
Finally you can scan the on screen QR code, which will run the app on a real tablet/phone/computer.
Computational thinking teaches you how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems.

Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. Once you know how to code, you can create virtual worlds within the computer where the only limit on what is possible is your imagination.

Encourage your girls to come along. GATCA always provides one female on our team of university student presenters and this course is very user friendly.

Recommended for 8 years + as typing is required but no coding experience necessary.

Cost      $26 (non-members $35)
Date:     Tuesday the 11th of July
Time:    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm.
Venue:  Perth Modern Mills Building (MU7)