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Computer Science


This term in Computer Science we will be focusing on smashing the stereotypes around who works in the IT industry. We have been working with an external provider ii.nz and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) who are looking to develop initiatives to increase the participation of priority groups into the Tech space, particularly Open Source and Kubernetes. ii are keen to build a pipeline of local talent by supporting tamariki in primary school through to rangatahi in secondary schools, or in the early stages of their career in the IT industry.

In class we have been learning about open source platforms, servers and networks and web development languages HTML, CSS and Javascript to best prepare students for the needs of local and global employers.

On the 18 August all Year 10, 12, and 13 Computer Science students will be setting off on a trip to the Tauranga CBD to visit Datacom, Trustpower, LawVu, Tauranga City Council and the University of Waikato. We see this is an amazing opportunity for students to connect what they are learning with real career pathways.

Key Objectives for the Day:

- Industry relationships for school and teaching staff

- Contextualisation of in class learning to real world

- Showcase females in the tech sector

- Showcase diversity of pathways available in Tech

- Internship opportunities available from participating businesses

- Link with tertiary providers to show local pathways

We are looking forward to our trip and will be sharing the experience in future newsletters and social media posts.

TECHNOLOGY - Real Learning, Real Doing. Anyone can choose Technology in 2023

Grace Jensen

TIC Computer Science, Assistant Leader of Learning Technology