​​Winter School


The Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering started the winter school in IT in 2009. The aim of the winter school is to support grade 12 learners with the programming component of the school curriculum. There are learners who are not given the right skill set by their teachers, who may not have the right t​raining themselves, as IT is a scarce skill in South Africa. Then there are learners who are working towards a distinction, who need to fine-tune their programming skills in preparation for the final exam. 

At the Delphi and Java winter schools there are yearly between 70 to 100 learners from many schools in Gauteng and other provinces such as Abbotts College, Alberton High, Akasia High, Benoni High, Bryanston High, Concord College, Curro College Hazeldean, Crawford College Sandton, Damelin, Dinamika, Dominican Convert, Empro Academy, Fourways High, Glenvista High, Helpmekaar Kollege, Hoerskool Bastion, Hoerskool Die Anker, HS Florida, HS Linden, HS Standerton, HS Pietersburg, HS Randburg, HS Standerton, Impak, 3D centre Centurion, Jeppe High for Boys, Kempton High, King Edward VII, Metropolitan College, Midrand High, Motswedi High, Northcliff High, Radley Private School, Randpark Ridge, Rand Private College, Reddam House Bedforview, Sama High School, Sandringham High, St Benedicst College.​

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Aim ​​​​

If you are in grade 12, take IT as a subject and would like to improve your mark, or get a distinction, this winter school is for you. Expert teachers explain concepts, hands on practical exercises are completed and self-assessments are done to monitor your progress.  You also receive study notes for the examinations.​​ 

You will do revision on:

  • ​String handling and text files
  • Functions
  • Procedures
  • Arrays
  • Classes
  • Normalisation of databases
  • SQL
  • Error handling


We are excited to announce that we are starting an online winter school for Delphi from 27 June on Saturdays.

There will be an online class for around 10 weeks, covering all practical work needed for the grade 12 final examination. During the week you will be required to complete assignments that will be discussed the next Saturday. Past exams will also be reviewed.

More details on the time and mode of presentation will be made available closer to the time. To register, please fill in the registration form as only registered learners will be given the details of how to access the online classroom.

Java winter school will be confirmed later.


To register, fill in the Delphi Registration Form​ and return it to us via email. Details are on the form.