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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...

Design2Innovate Introduction

Developed by Tech Schools in partnership with Bastow to support middle leaders and classroom teachers to become more confident in using design thinking in classroom, school curriculum and leadership practice. Learning OutcomesThis program will develop your...

Welcome Jen Squire!

Tech School Highlight Welcome Jen Squire!Last week, we welcomed Jen Squire, our new STEM Communication Officer at the Tech School. After running away with the Questacon Science Circus last year and earning her Masters in Science Communication Outreach, Jen is excited...

Words from the Director

What a thrill to be back on site at the Tech School in 2021. I trust that you are well rested and hope that you managed a few days away somewhere nice and warm, even if only local. We kicked off the year with three virtual camps in January – two Camps ran specific for...

The Lab Greensborough back onsite

The Lab Greensborough back onsite  Finally, The Lab Greensborough will return for face to face sessions this term at the Tech School! We are thrilled to be able to interact with the students in a different setting and are excited for the new year. The mentors...

Words from the Director

Happy New Year!. We trust you all had a good break and for those that have returned to work, that you are well rested and refreshed! We are thrilled to be back at the Tech School preparing for delivery of our new 2021 programs set for launch in February. We also have...

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