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Words from the Director

Another busy fortnight at our Tech School, with visits from Apollo Parkways Primary School and RMIT pre-service teachers participating in hands on practical experiences with our team of experts! Plus the launch of our Design to Innovate professional development...

Welcome Ian Hocking

Last week, we welcomed Ian Hocking in the role of Learning Technologist. Ian has previously been working as the head of STEM for Whittlesea Secondary College, and is well acquainted with the Tech Schools ideology. He also teaches welding in the evening at Melbourne...

Projection workshop with Industry Partner LPC

Last week, a few members of the team were lucky enough to take part in a 2 day workshop lead by industry partner, Little Projector Company. We have been working on projects with LPC for a while now, and most recently we partnered with them and our host Melbourne...

Words from the Director

This fortnight we welcomed 105 Apollo Parkways students on site to showcase the Tech School and our amazing range of technology available to schools. It was great to see these students so engaged in their learning. Parade College students attended an Arduino...

A Tech School Student’s Journey – Daniel

Transcript: When you first walk in to the Tech School, it feels like the sort of place where you could work on an idea and bring it to fruition. We have the technology to enable people to really pursue interests that they have. I first came in contact with the Tech...

STEAM Around Us: Sterling Power

How can a 200 year old technology enhance future space missions? Patented in 1816 by Robert Stirling to rival the steam engine, the closed cycle air engine which later became known as the Stirling engine first found use pumping water in a quarry in 1818. A revised...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Yesterday was the International Day of Woman and Girls in Science. The day is celebrated across the globe on 11 February yearly and recognises the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. As stated by the United Nations, "Science and gender...

Words from the Director

This fortnight we welcomed students from Parade College to deliver virtual tech sessions in CAD and coding. Teachers can continue to book virtual programs for a minimum of three hours, which can be split into multiple sessions to fit within your timetable. We were...

Success with System Engineering Masterclass

The Success with Systems Engineering teacher masterclass was a pilot program and partnership between DATTA Vic and Banyule Nillumbik Tech School which was supported by Google through their Educator Professional Development Grant. Over 10 teachers from across Victoria...

Success with Summer STEM Camps

THE LAB RURAL AND REGIONAL GAME JAM In partnership with The Lab, we once again ran the Rural and Regional Game Jam during these holidays. Over two days, students produced some amazing games. You can see a short clip from some of the games in the video below. This camp...

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