Schools & teachers

The School of Information Technologies is working to foster relationships with schools, teachers and school students around NSW, and Australia. Below is a summary of the activities we run for high school students and teachers. For more information please use the links below or to be included on our outreach email list and poster mailout.

Girls' Programming Network

The Girls' Programming Network (GPN) is an extra-curricular program run by girls, for girls. In this one-day workshop participants have the opportunity to develop their own games, learn about digital media, sound, image and video manipulation and even create smart phone applications.

Who: For female students in high school interested in Computers and Information Technology, with or without programming experience.

One workshop per term. The dates for 2016 are:

Term 1: Saturday 27 February 2016

Term 2: Sunday 5 June 2016

Term 3: Saturday 6 August 2016

Term 4: Sunday 30 October 2016

Where: School of IT Building, University of Sydney
Cost: Free
More info: Girls' Programming Network website

NCSS Challenge

The NCSS Challenge is a five week competition giving high school students an opportunity to learn and experience computer programming. The Challenge is designed to cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
Who: High school students and teachers who want to learn Python
When: The NCSS Challenge runs for 5 weeks, commencing on Monday 1 August 2016.
Where: Online at the NCSS Challenge website
Cost: $20 per student or teacher (including GST)
More info: NCSS Challenge website

National Computer Science School (2017)

An intensive 10-day computer programming and website development summer school.

Who: Students entering year 11 or 12 in 2016, and teachers
When: Tuesday 3rd - Thursday 12th January, 2017
Where: School of IT and The Women's College, University of Sydney
Cost: $440 per student or teacher (including GST)
More info: National Computer Science School website