28 Nov - 2 Dec 2016

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand

Funding confirmed - Registrations open in September


Welcome to the website for the Christchurch Computer Science for High Schools conference, at the University of Canterbury in December 2016. Our conference is focused on preparing for the computer science and programming achievement standards for NCEA. Full details regarding the conference's timetable, location, etc will be announced mid year. We have begun organising funding for the event, and planning to run it over five days in late November 2016. The first two days will be optional programming workshop, with the main conference running over last three days (as 2015 was scheduled).

Conference in 2015

The conference aims to cover:

  • Computer Science NCEA Standards (both introductions and analysis)
  • Programming NCEA Standards (both introductions and analysis)
  • Student stories and industry visit
  • Networking opportunities with other NZ educators

What teachers said about our 2015 conference:

“I have been to a few conferences and this was by far the best. The teaching and learning was refreshing and empowering. The opening presentation on Wednesday encouraged an agentic frame of reference which made for a very positive conference. The focus was Computer Science and all the workshops and presentations served as pieces that fit together to see and understand Computer Science. Awesome! Thanks to the sponsorship my school is more likely to let me attend next year. Tim and his team of volunteers worked tirelessly to make the conference the success it was.”

“Thanks so much for a brilliant conference. Everyone was friendly, helpful and above all passionate. You guys are awesome.”

"This was one of the best workshops that I have attended. The presenters were wonderful and nothing was a problem, they were very supportive, friendly, knowledgeable, and diverse. The accommodation was lovely, the food was a great selection. It was no stress to attend. The ability to network and 'talk the talk' with other DT teachers was invaluable. Thank you."

"Please keep on having these workshops - they are fantastic."

Various photos from the conference in 2015

If you are looking for information about the Wellington or Auckland CS4HS conferences, looking to contact us, or wanting to read the FAQ, you can find all this information at the bottom of this page.

Expression of Interest

You are now able to express interest in attending our conference. Be aware this does not register you for the conference, but by filling out this form you will be notified about registrations one week earlier.

Click here to express interest in attending

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Links

Previous Conference Websites

2015 conference website

2014 conference website

2013 conference website

Other New Zealand CS4HS Conferences

Wellington - TBA

Auckland - TBA


Jack Morgan
For general and website enquiries
email: jack.morgan@canterbury.ac.nz
Tim Bell
For press enquiries
email: tim.bell@canterbury.ac.nz