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There is always something new happening at CS in Schools. Over the past few months, we’ve started a pilot of a new industry project course, launched the programme nationally, and doubled the number of schools in our programmes. Stay informed by visiting our news and stories page to learn about the news as it breaks.

Latest Blog Posts

Spring Update 2022

Oct 24, 2022

It’s been another great year at CS in Schools! As many of you know, we’ve had the goal of doubling the number of schools that we support each year and we’re recently hit that goal for 2022. 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 Goal 128 64 32 16 8 CS in Schools 63 40 21 8 Education Perfect 9 Total 72 40 21 8 Australian Secondary schools in the CS in…

CS in Schools featured on Channel 7 news

Feb 15, 2022

The CS in Schools programme and our partner school McClelland College were featured on Channel 7 national news on Sunday. The story ran across Victoria, New South Wales, Canberra, Perth, and Tasmania with an estimated viewership of 1.3 million people. It ran again on the early bulletin on Monday morning across most of Australia. We’re excited to be getting the word out there about our programmes and engaging more schools…

Awards Night 2021

Dec 07, 2021

We had an amazing Awards Night on Wednesday December 1. For those who missed the celebration, here is a replay for your enjoyment: Congratulations to our award winners: School of the Year, Nightcliff Middle School in the NT Teacher of the Year, Dean Cove from Springside West Secondary College in Victoria Volunteer of the Year, Ben Taylor from Explosion Supporter of the Year, carsales.com.au Student of the Year, Ella Striker…

Hugh Williams Recognised for Contributions

Nov 29, 2021

CS in Schools co-founder Hugh Williams was recognised twice last week for his contributions to CS in Schools and the tech industry broadly. Last Friday, Williams was elected by his peers as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. This year, 27 Fellows were admitted to the Fellowship that includes around 900 eminent Australians in the fields of technology and engineering. Others admitted this year include Professor…

CS in Schools joins ATSE

Apr 22, 2021

CS in Schools is becoming part of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). After three successful years as part of RMIT University, CS in Schools is aligning itself with ATSE to take the next steps in helping develop digital technology capability in Australian secondary schools, teachers, and students. Aligning with ATSE will allow CS in Schools to more effectively influence national priorities in education, raise additional funding, and…

Our 2021 Launch

Feb 03, 2021

We’re excited to be expanding CS in Schools nationally. In 2021, we are supporting schools across Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory, in addition to growing our successful Victorian programme. Overall, we are more than doubling the size of our programmes. CS in Schools will be supporting around 150 teachers at over 38 schools across Australia. Those teachers will be supported by more than 30 of our…

Changes to the Repl.it Teaching Environment

Oct 05, 2020

This post is aimed at teachers who are teaching our materials in Term 4 2020. If you’re formally in our programmes, you should have received an email. We found out recently that repl.it’s classroom environment is being retired soon, and that we need to migrate our CS in Schools courses to the new “teams” environment. This post explains the details. What’s happened to repl.it classrooms? We can no longer use…

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New Year 8 Coding Programme in Testing

Jul 16, 2020

More than 3,500 students from 21 schools have studied our Year 7 course. The students have learnt the fundamental of coding in the Python programming language, and created imaginative games as their capstone assignment. Schools and teachers in the programme have been asking: “What’s next?”. The answer is our new Year 8 course, which continues the journey of learning the fundamentals of coding, and gives students the building blocks they…

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Announcing our new industry-focused Year 9 course

Jun 21, 2020

CS in Schools is pleased to announce the launch of the new Year 9 elective in partnership with Carsales and Domain. Students will work on solving real-world company challenges, and present their solutions during a company visit.

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CS in Schools published paper

Apr 20, 2020

We recently published a peer reviewed paper describing our work at CS in Schools in 2019. Learn more about the paper and download a free copy.