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Northern Star Chess online programs for schools

Northern Star Chess offers online programs that provide chess coaching and playing for school groups, whether students are connected at school or at home. We provide a safe learning environment for students, protected by stringent cyber security measures.

For schools in regional areas where access to chess program is problematic, our online programs can support a chess incentive and support student interest.

NSC e-learning chess clubs for schools

This program offers an online version of our in-person school chess club program. This may be to individual students connected at home, or a teacher-supervised group of students at school.

A coaching session is delivered by one of our instructors using an online meeting application. The school can set up a meeting using the school online platform and invite the instructor to attend and deliver the program to the students. Optionally, we can offer a controlled set up using Zoom with high level of security for student participation.

Game play amongst students is conducted with accounts on Lichess online chess play. We setup Managed accounts (child-friendly accounts) for students to participate in private classes within Lichess. Student identities (names, other details) are not visible outside of their class.

It may be possible to arrange for students attending at school to play with physical chess sets, even if the coach is connected online. We can provide chess sets on loan to the school in the Melbourne Metro area for this purpose as part of the program.

How to organise your online chess club

Depending on the individual school situation, we offer a range of formats to accommodate:

  • Fully online chess club
  • Semi-onine chess club (a hybrid scenario) - an online connection with the chess coach, with students at school using physical chess sets to play their games
  • in-person chess club

Please get in touch with us to discuss how we can
put together a program that is suitable for your school situation.