Published on: 8 September 2022

Recently, a team of Year 12 boys competed in the national ProgComp (UNSW High Schools Programming Competition) and came away with a win, the second in a row for Christ Church Grammar School.

The competition consisted of two rounds, the Main Round and the Grand Final, with the main round taking place in Term 2 with the following teams finishing in the top 10:

1st – Year 12 boys Joshua Chen, Roman Green and Kenneth Lo
7th – Year 10 boys Gabriel Haselhurst, James Renouf and Andy Wu
9th – Year 8 boys Frederick Azis, Justin Goh and Nathan Wong

Last week the national Grand Final round was held with the top six teams from the Main Round progressing through. This year our Year 12 team (Joshua Chen, Roman Green and Kenneth Lo) placed first, successfully backing up their win in 2021 and sharing $5000 in prize money.

ProgComp is the only Australian teams competition for competitive programming, so it serves as the unofficial Australian Coding Team Championships for high school students, seeing Christ Church boys face off against the best and brightest across the country.

Each team can only code on one computer, so there is a lot of excited communication and strategic thinking happening during the competition.

Students interested in modern mathematics and computer programming should consider joining the CCGS Informatics Club – our training program and pathway to the top of the world of Informatics is unrivalled in Australia.