Author Archives: Skylie Massingham

MAKER MEET-UP

Our sister School – Whittlesea Tech School has now opened a Maker Space: STEAMengine. This space is an opportunity for students in the community to make use of our facilities and equipment, and leverage the expertise available for their own projects outside of school hours. Thursdays during Term – 3.30-6.00 Where: Whittlesea Tech School Cost: […]

TECHNOLOGY CLUB FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM – THE LAB GREENSBOROUGH

Banyule Nillumbik Tech School will host an exciting new technology club in Term 3 called The Lab Greensborough. Registrations are now open for the after school program for students with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s, aged 10-16, who enjoy working with computers. The Lab offers mentoring by technology professionals in areas such as programming, 3D, digital […]

Inquiry Incubator for Secondary Teachers

This is a unique for our nominated Teacher Ambassadors from our 20 partner schools to work with teachers across sectors, tech school staff and students to co-design Bio-diverse city – our 2020 Inquiry Program Date: 30 August 2019 Time: 9.00 – 2.30 Location: Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, 61 Civic Drive Greensborough Contact: JasmineLabrie@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

2019 STEAM CLUB – Escape Room

The STEAM Club has been designed for teachers to implement in their school. STEAM Club is a collaborative learning opportunity for students to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths & Arts related activities. Over a six week block, students will use the concept of an Escape Room to construct a number of puzzles & challenges.  […]

Projection Animations with ACMI

We are looking to create a bit of “White Night” in Greensborough through the Tech School.  The building itself has some great surfaces for a projection canvas and we are looking to light it up for the opening.  In collaboration with our partners ACMI, this event took students from Greensborough College and St Helena College […]

The Science of Sound Synethesis

This production engaged five students from Bundoora College in forming an ensemble to explore music composition using a range of recording, sequencing and performance devices. Over two days of exploration and composition the VET music students developed an understanding of electronic instruments and worked collaboratively work to design and perform a piece of music to be performed […]

Tech Fest Launch at NGV

The Launch of Techfest took place at the National Gallery of Victoria.  Students from Diamond Valley College were able to participate in the day’s activities. The Minister for Education James Merlino joined Tech School students for the launch of Tech Fest and embarked on the Melbourne Design Week Challenge ‘e-waste evolution’. As part of the Design Challenge, the students deconstructed e-waste, […]

Tech Schools Maker Faire

Our young people certainly demonstrated what they can do at the Schools Maker Faire. Our secondary students, led by our student ambassadors really created an exciting day for our local primary school students. We had 430 primary students attend on the day and over 100 secondary students running activities. In addition, we also had some […]

Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School Newsletter #2

Our Tech School is growing every day; the building works has begun in earnest, our programs are developing and most importantly, our students are becoming central to the development of what is a very exciting learning community. Below is just a snapshot of just some of the activities being undertaken and I’d also like to take […]