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Specialty Fibre Program

Our new Specialty Fibre Program launches in Term 3. This program has been developed in partnership with Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), where students take on roles as material designers to develop protective motor bike gear for riders in...

Nillumbik Maker Space goes on-line

The Nillumbik Youth Maker Lab has partnered with the Banyule Nillumbik and Whittlesea Tech Schools to offer a free 6 week on-line introductory program to give young people a taste of what Nillumbik Youth Maker Lab is all about. Commencing Tuesday 19 May, the online...

Student Ambassador Nominations Open

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our Student Ambassador Program in 2020. There will be six engagements throughout the school year that aim to provide students with: Agency in the development and running of Tech School programs and activities. Opportunities...

Student Ambassadors: Making the Faire Great!

In early September student ambassadors started creating, designing, planning and preparing for the Maker Faire, designing invitations, name tags, printing T-shirts, creating giveaways and more. With 500 people on site, student ambassadors stepped into a variety of...

Jiangsu, China visits the Tech School

Principals from Jiangsu provenance China this week attended for a tour of our our Tech School, Melbourne Innovation Center and Melbourne Polytechnic Greensborough as part of the Victoria-Jiangsu Principal's Forum. The Forum shares best practice in curriculum...

CLC Escape Room Challenge

Last week we hosted a part of Catholic Ladies College’ City Experience Program during which students designed and built puzzles and décor for ‘Melbourne’ themed Escape Rooms they were making for their parents. How cool is that!? The place was bustling with activity...

Education in Games Summit

Engaging with game designers and educators at the Education in Games Summit, highlighted the importance of learning through play. Creating meaningful and relevant play provides opportunities to enhance meaning and guide participants from what is known to what is...

Term 4 Starts with Macleod College

Over the past three weeks, Year 7 and 8 students from Macleod College got their creative juices flowing to design a range of innovative assistive technology solutions for people with disability in our community. I was most impressed that they completed all the...

BNTS at the Motorclassica

On Friday 11th October the Banyule Nillumbik Tech School was invited to set up a display at the Motorclassica, an annual event held at the royal exhibition centre which displays hundreds if highly desirable concourse Veteran, Classic, Antuique and Unique cars along...

Bendigo Tech School Visit

Last week, as a professional development opportunity, Anthony, Jasmine and Sonia visited Bendigo Tech School to meet their staff, view their facilities, and to learn about their programs and technologies. It was great to connect with our Bendigo colleagues and discuss...

Maker Faire Student Ambassadors

Earlier this month, student ambassadors from our partner schools attended an incubator day, where they planned and prepared for the 2019 Maker Faire. This year's event will be held at the Tech School on the 3rd of December. Run by secondary students, the Maker Faire...

Science Week Student Entrepreneurs

Student Start-Up is our multi-partner accelerator program designed to help high-school students grow their exciting ideas into a business. On 17 August, students from Eltham High School, St Helena Secondary, Catholic Ladies College and Parade College launched a number...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sod Turning Ceremony

After much preparation, we were greeted with some seasonally inclement weather on the 17th August, and although no sods were officially turned, it did not dampen the occasion.It was fantastic to see so many partners and supporters come together at the Melbourne...

Program Development

The basis of the development of our Tech School program is that it is co-constructed, applied inquiry based and multi-age, multi-stage.  Enabling partner schools to have an authentic contribution to the development of the program whilst maintaining a coherent and...

Building Update

The building design process has reached its completion and the build has gone to tender.  This marks a milestone in the development of the physical presence of the Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School.   There has been an immense amount of work undertaken to reach this...

BANYULE-NILLUMBIK TECH SCHOOL WEBSITE

We are beginning the design of the website for the Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School. Rather than use an external consultant we are working with some Melbourne Polytechnic students to design and build the website, giving them the chance to gain some real-world experience...

Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School Newsletter #1

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in our recent Tech School Principal's breakfast. We hope that you it gave a better sense of what our Tech School will deliver and the importance of collaboration in ensuring that is delivers for our students and...