Victorian Coding Challenge

Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Victorian Coding Challenge

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED. TO RE-OPEN TERM 2, 2024.

MAV, is excited to offer the Victorian Coding Challenge (VCC). Funded by the Victorian Government, Department of Education. Please find more information below.

Strategic Partnership Program funding

  • This program is available to Government and Non-government schools. However, due to this project being funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, it is only free to government schools in Victoria.
  • Available to students in Years 5-10.
  • Target audience: high-ability students.

Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) has produced a 2-stage coding challenge, aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

 

STAGE 1

In stage 1 students will receive a virtual kit with a series of fun and engaging coding tasks. Students will participate in these tasks via a user-friendly online platform – accessible from school or home. The challenges will require that students apply coding and algorithmic thinking in order to solve interesting problems. These tasks can be conducted either at school or during school holidays, at the student's pace. Scaffolding and coding resources will be provided in case students need some support along the way. Teachers will also have access to suggested solutions.

Schools can register as many students as they please, however, we ask that you keep in mind that the target audience is high ability students as challenges are set at a difficulty level that is above the year level categories.  

Coding kits will be available from start of Term 2 and available to access until end of the year.

 
Registration for Stage 1

(REGISTRATION CLOSED UNTIL TERM 2 2024)

Teachers to register on behalf of their students. 

Year level categories: 

  • Years 5 & 6
  • Years 7 & 8
  • Years 9 & 10 

Target audience: High-ability students. 

COST: 

Government Schools: FREE

Non-Government schools: $12 per student

 

FORMAT:

Stage 1: Virtual kit accessed via a website called 'Thinkific'.

Stage 2: Face-to-face event (optional)


STAGE 2

Stage 2 allows student to compete with others in a state-wide coding competition which will be a face-to-face event. In this competition, students will be competing in groups of 2-4, in many different challenges and games. This promises to be a fun-filled day, with challenge, excitement, friendly competition and prizes for the winning teams. (Entry to stage 2 is not dependent upon completing stage 1, however students must have been registered for stage 1 before enrolling into stage 2.)

Schools are limited to enrolling 2 teams per year level category from their school. For example, a secondary school could enrol a maximum of 4 teams; 2 in years 7&8 and 2 in years 9&10. These teams could have anywhere between 2 and 4 students in each. 

Registration for Stage 2

(REGISTRATION CLOSED UNTIL TERM 3 2024)

Teachers to register on behalf of their students. 

Year level categories: 

  • Years 5 & 6
  • Years 7 & 8
  • Years 9 & 10

Target audience: High-ability students who have completed/attempted Stage 1. 

COST: Free of charge if enrolled into Stage 1

FORMAT: Face-to-face event - full day. 

DATES AND VENUES: 

Years 5 & 6 

 31st Oct 2024 

VENUE: St Oliver Plunkett Primary School HALL 

Years 7 & 8 

 18th Oct 2024 

VENUE: Community Hub at the Dock, DOCKLANDS

Years 9 & 10 

 25th Oct 2024 

VENUE: Community Hub at the Dock, DOCKLANDS

 

COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM HERE FOR STAGE 2 - COMPETITION ROUND!