NCSS Challenge

We are hoping that by providing these types of opportunities for our students we will generate more interest in coding at St Clare’s which will result in more girls taking on subjects like Information and Software Technology.

Authentic Learning at St Clare's

Today marks the start of an exciting five week challenge for a number of our students. Nine of our girls are participating in the National Computer Science School (NCSS) Challenge. The NCSS Challenge is run by Grok Learning, a new education start-up from the University of Sydney.

The NCSS Challenge teaches students to code in Python 3.6. Python is an easy to learn scripting language used for many different purposes such as web applications and scientific research. Companies like Google, Facebook and Reddit all use Python in their infrastructure and web services.

There are four levels in the Challenge from Newbies right up to Advanced. Most of our girls have chosen Beginner although two of our best are trying their hand at Intermediate.

We look forward to sharing some of their thoughts on the Challenge as they progress through the activities.

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