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 2017 are:

  • Saturday 13th May 2017, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 13th August 2017, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 15th October 2017, 10am-4pm

Please note, these dates have changed recently, please double-check if you already have in your diary.

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 31 July 2017
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 2018, and teachers
When: Friday 5th January to Sunday 14th January, 2018
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