Maitland High School

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Why Choose Computing?

Over the next 10 years it's hard to imagine any job that will not have some computer involvement. Digital literacy in students across Australia is well below other developed nations. It's not enough for students to understand how to use technology in the jobs of tomorrow, they must know how it works if they are to have any chance in a global job market. 

The Computer Science faculty at MHS is innovative and forward-thinking. The computing curriculum is implemented to foster creative problem solving, development, and integration of practical skills. Students explore the exciting worlds of emerging and future technologies

Through studying a Computer Science course students will develop knowledge and skills in computational thinking, creating solutions using hardware and software, the application and use of microcontrollers and emerging technologies, and the design and development of information and interactive systems. These cross-disciplinary skills are essential in our digital-rich world, nearly all future careers, and form the foundation of STEM industries.

What will students learn?

  • Animation and Effects
  • Programming
  • Game Development & Design
  • Image Manipulation
  • Internet & Website Development
  • Media & Graphic Design
  • Programming & Problem Solving
  • Robotics & Engineering
  • Video Production and Editing
  • STEM Fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity

Computer Staff 

Donna Chapman-Hardy (HT):

Josh Noble (Year 7 Advisor):

Grace Limond:

Robert Eaton:


Year 7 and 8 Subjects (Stage 4)

Digital Technologies

Animation and Games

Tech Girls

3D design and printing

STEM & Robotic Challenges

Minecraft Education

Year 9 and 10 Subjects (stage 5)

Information & Software Technology



Python Programming


Game Design

Year 11 and 12 Subjects (Stage 6)

Software Design & Development

Information Processes & Technology

Industrial Technology Multimedia

Work & Technology Studies

Computer Applications

Information & Digital Technology VET

National Competitions

On top of the above subjects offered, Maitland High School also participates in many national competitions. It's a fantastic opportunity for students to challenge themselves, learn valuable computational skills and bolster their resume.