Published on: 25 June 2020

Christ Church Grammar School’s coding success continues with two of our teams making the top eight in this year’s ProgComp competition.

Under the High Distinction category, team ‘Mentos Fruit’ comprised of Year 10s Joshua Chen, Roman Green and Kenneth Lo finished in 4th place, followed by team ‘Optimizing the People’ comprised of Year 11s Angus Finch, Max Godfrey and Aditya Muthukattu in 6th place.

Correctly solving the first four problems of the competition also saw two of our teams achieve a Distinction; ‘Ye Holey Bible’ (Year 12) and ‘The grob’ (Year 8). Our team comprised of Year 8s Jeremiah Wang and Andy Wu also finished 2nd in the junior division.

ProgComp is a high school programming competition which involves teams solving as many set programming tasks as possible and is an initiative of UNSW’s School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Christ Church Teacher in Charge of Informatics, Mr Jan Honnens said it was another fantastic year for Christ Church in the national coding competition.

“For any school to have two teams in the ProgComp final is highly unusual, yet this is the fourth year in a row that we have had the Christ Church Grammar School name appearing twice in this exclusive group of schools.”

“We are fortunate to have an ever-growing group of boys being motivated by informatics problems. Solving these real-world problems enables our boys to be creative and take their mathematical understandings and coding skills to a whole new level.”

Christ Church Grammar School and St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls were the only Western Australian schools to participate.

If your son is in Years 5 to 12 and has an interest in coding, click here to learn more about the CCGS Informatics Club.