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CS4HS 2015 is now over! If you were an attendee at the conference, please fill out the following forms:

Welcome to the website for the Christchurch Computer Science for High Schools conference, at the University of Canterbury in December 2015. Our conference is focused on preparing for the computer science and programming achievement standards for NCEA. We have received funding through Google's CS4HS Grant Program for the event, and are planning to run the main conference over three days from the 2nd to 4th of December 2015, with optional programming workshops occurring on the 30th November and 1st December.

The conference aims to cover:

  • Computer Science NCEA Standards
  • Programming NCEA Standards
  • Student stories and industry visit
  • Networking opportunities with other NZ educators
  • How Computer Science can work at Years 9 & 10

Conference in 2014

What teachers said about our 2014 conference:

"Thanks for an amazing conference. Having access to the people and resources means that I will be able to deliver the Computer Science standards in 2015. I still have a lot to learn and this kind of support is invaluable. It would be very difficult to implement the CS and programming standards without conferences like this one."

"After the conference I'm becoming a 'Computer Science teacher' and I will grow every year. So, more of this CS4HS please. I will be back in 2015."

This website will tell you everything you need to know about the conference including a full timetable of the conference, information about transport and locations for the event, and useful links to materials you may find useful throughout the conference.

This year the main conference will run over three days from the 2nd to 4th of December, with an optional 2 day workshop running before the conference (30th November to 1st December). If it's your first time attending the main conference starts at 9am on the Wednesday with a special introduction session. If you are a returning attendee, the conference starts at 10:30am, however you are welcome to arrive earlier to register and there will be room available in our "Hub" room to chat and relax. The conference also finishes officially with lunch on Friday, however an optional unconference event will be running for those with later flights.

If you are looking for information about the Wellington or Auckland conferences, looking to contact us, or wanting to read the FAQ, you can find all this information on the about page.

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