Winter School

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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


The online winter school for Delphi starts Saturday 5 June 2021.
The classes start at 8h00 for around 1 to 1.5 hours.

Classes will be presented for 10 weeks covering all practical work needed for the grade 12 final examination.
Some of the sections will cover the grade 10 and 11 syllabus.
During the week you will be required to complete assignments that will be discussed the next Saturday.
Past exams will also be reviewed.


1. 5 June (Grade 10, 11 & 12)
2. 12 June (Grade 10, 11 & 12)
3. 19 June (Grade 11 & 12)
4. 26 June (Grade 11 & 12)
5. 3 July (Grade 11 & 12)
6. 10 July (Grade 11 & 12)

July holiday

7. 31 July (Grade 12)
8. 7 August (Grade 12)
9. 14 August (Grade 12)
10. 21 August (Grade 12)

To register, please fill in the registration form as only registered learners will be given the details of how to access the online classroom.


To register, fill in and submit the online Delphi Registration Form.