It has been an extremely busy week at the Tech School. We welcomed new starter Shobie, our new STEM Communication Officer and Tess McLaren with a secondment as our new Program Manager working across both Banyule Nillumbik and Whittlesea Tech Schools.

We had a ball working with students from Viewbank College, St Helena, and The Austin School who came up with some amazing puzzles as part of our Science Week Program – Escape Room Challenge. The best puzzles will be showcased during Term 4 in an exhibition at the Tech School!

Our afterschool programs are running strong! The Lab Greensborough continues on-line to support young people with Autism and Asperger’s with a passion for computers and tech, running Wednesday afternoons. Nillumbik Youth Maker Lab continues on-line as a Tech Club, run by our partners at Nillumbik Council – it has been a huge success with students engaged in 3D CAD, Illustrator Design, Coding and much more.

Having launched several new programs this Term, we are working hard to plan our next round of programs, including two holiday camps! Keep your eyes peeled for further details to promote to your school community!

We having been working with new industry partners North East Link to scope out possibility for our next Inquiry Program Future Transport – launching in 2022. In the coming days, our Teacher Ambassadors will receive an invite to attend our next Teacher Incubator Workshop, providing opportunity for teachers and industry to co-develop this exciting new topic together.

We’re also talking to our industry partners Farm Wall to scope out our next Design Challenge focused around automation in aquaponics and manufacturing. This is going to be one very exciting challenge for our young people!

We hope you are all staying safe.