Applications for NCSS 2021 (Sunday 3rd to Sunday 10th January 2021)

Applications for NCSS 2021 have closed.  Applications for 2022 will open next year.

Please note, we have made the following changes to our programme to allow us to run a COVID-19 safe summer school.

NCSS will still be residential, with all participants staying on campus at the Women’s College, and there will be strict COVID-19 protocols that all attendees will have to adhere to.

Whilst we have every intention to run the summer school, we reserve the right to cancel at any time, based on advice from NSW Health or due to other consequences of the pandemic.

If you have any questions , please contact summerschool@ncss.edu.au.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

NCSS applications will be accepted from students who will complete Year 11 in 2020, and from exceptionally gifted Year 10 students. Selection of students will be based on academic performance, particularly in the subjects of mathematics and science, and demonstrated interest in computing. Personal qualities, such as community service, and social and teamwork skills will also be taken into consideration.

Due to COVID 19, we are only able to accept applications from students who live within a 3 hour drive from Sydney.  This will allow students to return home rapidly should they develop symptoms that require a COVID 19 test.

We have an extensive COVID-safe plan for the summer school and students and parents will be required to sign a consent form covering COVID-19 requirements.

No prior knowledge of computing is assumed. Students who are not taking computing units of study at school are eligible to apply. Rest assured that students who enter the program as proficient programmers will also find plenty of material to extend their skills.