Coding

Year 7 Informatics Coding Camp

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In the shadow of our recent success in the NCSS Challenge - this past weekend our Year 7 coders joined St Hilda's and Christ Church Grammar School for a weekend of problem solving, mathematics and coding.

On Friday afternoon as the rest of their classmates hurried off for a relaxing weekend, our group of bright minds journeyed north to Ern Halliday Camp to join the twenty like-minded students from Christ Church Grammar School and St Hilda's.  

The main purpose of the camp was to introduce students to the world of competitive programming and to prepare them for domestic and international informatics competitions.  Whilst Corpus Christi offers classes in the Swift programming language for all Year 7 students, the language of choice for informatics is Python.  For many of the students it was like learning a new language - discovering how to structure a sentence and then learning the syntax to articulate the solution to your problem.

In-between the rigorous programming challenges students competed in group STEM challenges and mathematics related quizzes.

If you are interested in getting involved in coding at any year level, please speak with your Digital Technologies or Mathematics teachers.

 

Year 8 Informatics Coding Camp 2017

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Over the weekend six Corpus Year 8 students joined students from St Hilda's Anglican Girls School and Christ Church Grammar School for the first Year 8 Informatics Coding Camp.  The students worked through a series of programming challenges in order to prepare for the upcoming Australian Informatics Olympiad on Thursday 31st August and met new friends who are also interested in developing in the Python programming language.

The goals of the camp were to get students enthused about coding, teach them important skills necessary for success in the Informatics Olympiad and establish a network of collaborative coders between the three schools.  Students were supported by the Heads of Mathematics from St Hilda's (Mrs Jo Watt) and Christ Church Grammar School (Mr Jan Honnens), and also Computer Science staff at Corpus Christi College (Mr Johnny Ho and Mr Daniel Budd) to learn about converting recursive algorithms and using matrices in coding. 

This camp has been developed as a means to extend student who have been introduced to coding through our new mandatory Digital Thinking classes in Year 7 and 8, and with the enthusiasm shown during the Year 8 Informatics Coding Camp the College is looking to plan a Year 7  and Open Years camp later in the year.

If you are interested in getting involved, please speak with your Digital Technologies teachers.