Welcome to Digital Natives Academy

 

About Us

Digital Natives Academy (DNA) Charitable Trust was established in 2014 to encourage young people and those wanting to enter the digital tech industry the power to create, transform, shape and develop their own digital tools.

DNA is an intergenerational centre of digital excellence, a place where curious young minds can find exceptional leaders along with state of the art digital tech. It is also a Sanctuary from an often cold, uncaring world where the outliers of society can find peace, a warm smile, friendship and shared passions.

All our current courses are taught onsite or in schools. Online courses may be offered in term 4.

Creative Tech
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Get into Gaming

Digital Technology is one of the fastest growing parts of Aotearoa’s economy, generating billions of dollars in exports and creating thousands of jobs each year. The global gaming industry is now worth more than the film and music industries combined. Yet in 2019 only 30%

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STEM
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Unlocking Science for Tamariki

Rūamoko & Erupting Mentos Geysers with SCION Budding young scientists, explorers and tutu came together for this short workshop facilitated by Ngaio Balfour, a scientist from the University of Auckland who has been working at SCION over the summer. We dove into the land of

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Courses coming in Term 3

Rotorua | Murupara | Porirua | Tokoroa | Auckland

Key Features

Certificates & Badges

Students receive certificates and badges for courses completed.

Student Support

We offer live real time classes for those who work best with the guidance of tutors.

Free Resources

Get access to custom made online resources.

Meet our Crew

 

Esports | Animation | Content Creation | Game Design

DNA believes leadership is about creating more leaders. We use young up and coming talent with a passion for animation, gaming, esports and content creation.

All our instructors have relevant tertiary degrees and have deep and relevant experience in our industry.

Sasha Rotherham
Animation/Illustration
Potaua Biasiny-Tule
Business, Tech & Innovation
Marcus Powell
Esports/Game Design
Tangina Kaukau
Youth Worker, Tekken 7 Champ