Ruyton girls have been participating in the National Computer Science School (NCSS) Challenge for several years and this year was no exception, with more than 50 girls from Years 5 to 11 competing. The challenge runs for five weeks and involves students completing coding problems on their iPads or laptops. This year approximately 40000 students from around the world competed, ranging in abilities from beginners to advanced. The challenge provided the additional benefit in Victoria of helping to keep students engaged and focused during lockdown.
Ruyton girls were highly motivated and engaged throughout the challenge and kept on top of the tasks to be completed. STEM Teacher Tony Doyle facilitated weekly NCSS Teams meetings to check in with the younger girls and discuss some of the problems. All of our girls who competed are commended on their participation and effort resulting in some great learning and achievements. The Junior School saw 36 girls compete from Years 5 and 6, achieving 22 Perfect Scores, six High Distinctions and two Distinctions. A special mention to Sophie K in Year 6 who achieved a perfect score in the Intermediate level, designed for students in Year 9 and 10. Congratulations also to the 17 Senior School girls who competed, achieving an impressive 11 Perfect Scores and three High Distinctions. A special mention to Charlotte N in Year 8 who participated in the Advanced level, designed for students in Year 11 and 12.
Deputy Head of Junior School
Digital Media Teacher
Ruyton Girls' School