UON invites career advisors, mathematics, IT and science teachers to take part in free computer science workshops.

Computer Science Workshops for Schools | CS4S

Computer Science for Teachers


The University of Newcastle's Computer Science 4 Schools (CS4S) workshops are free 2-day professional development workshops for in-service and pre-service teachers, and career advisors that involve the following:

  • An introduction to Computational Thinking
  • Hands-on activities with Coding, Robots and AppInventor
  • Examples of the applications of Computer Science in research and industry
  • Presentations from educators that have integrated Computer Science activities into their classrooms

The workshops are focused on developing competencies included in the Digital Technologies learning area of the national Australian Curriculum, and are accredited by BOSTES.

The workshops are suitable for in-service and pre-service teachers, both at primary and secondary level. There is no assumed knowledge of computer science or programming required for participation.


High School

The High School workshop was run on the 18th and 19th of July 2016.

Primary School

The Primary School workshop will be run on the 21st and 22nd of November 2016.

You can register for the Primary School workshop by completing this form. If you are a Primary School teacher, please have your BOSTES number ready before registering.

We are also able to provide a limited number of subsidies to help your school cover teaching relief costs. To apply for one of these subsidies, please ask your principal to nominate you by emailing Daniel Hickmott the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address


If you have any enquiries, please contact Daniel Hickmott.

Dr Elena Prieto

School of Education
Program Convenor Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics)
Deputy Program Convenor Master of Educational Studies (Maths cohort)

Associate Professor Regina Berretta

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering Discipline
Researcher at the Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information Based Medicine

Mr Andrew Lyell

School of Education
Deputy Program Convenor Bachelor of Teaching (Technology)

Mr Daniel Hickmott

CS4S Project Officer