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NCSS students return

Caleb Leth and Riko Hansen returning from NCSS
Mrs Pam Miller (L), Caleb Leth and Riko Hansen (R)​

Caleb Leth and Riko Hansen returned from the National Computer Science School (NCSS) held at the University of Sydney in January with plenty of stories about working in the Information Technology Field. The National Computer Science School is a ten day summer school for students going into Years 11 and 12. 

It brings together talented young people from around Australia for an intensive course of computer programming and website development in the School of IT at the University of Sydney. The aim is to attract students into considering the career choice offered by studying an ICT related subject at University. Working with industrial sponsors, NCSS provides students with an opportunity to visualise a path to interesting programming-related careers in engineering and computer science.

At the end of the ten days, the students were required to participate in an employment interview with sponsors from the IT industry.  Riko was interviewed by representatives from 'Google' and Caleb by representatives from the software development company, 'Atlassian'. Both students found the experience invaluable.

Students from all around the country nominate for a position at the National forum.  Ayr State High School students have met the criteria for the past four years.  Caleb and Riko were sponsored by Mrs Pam Miller whose son Nick attended the summer school in 2010.