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St John’s Anglican College represented Australia at the International Schools Software Competition 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


The International Schools Software Competition 2017 (ISSC 2017) was held at the University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) was the host Society this year. The competition was for two hours and consisted of four programming problems. The programming languages C or C++ or Java was used in the competition.

The St John’s Anglican College team of four students, Seerat Noori, Thy Mai, and Yehan Navaratne, with a student reserve: Tammy Bui, represented Australia at this year’s competition. They were accompanied by two teachers, Mrs Sharon Singh and Mr Ryan Lyons, on this trip. In the finals, Australia was placed third. The competition questions were extremely challenging however the St John’s team worked hard to receive this wonderful honor.

SEARCC/NITC 2017 combined the regional SEARCC conference drawing delegates from across Asia, the Pacific and Europe together with the annual National IT Conference (NITC) for Sri Lanka. The conference was hosted by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL). The international software competition was part of this. SEARCC and SLCC hosted our teams at their awards and gala dinner. It was an evening of beautiful entertainment and acknowledgement of the amazing work of IT personnel in Asia, the Pacific and Europe.

Upon the teams return they were invited by SEARCC Chair and QLD ACS President, Dr Nick Tate, where they hosted team St John’s at the QLD Pearcey Awards evening at the Hilton Brisbane. Where they acknowledged, and congratulated the team on their achievements.

You can read more about the team and their adventures via an article written by Information Age by clicking here.



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