Words from the Director
15 January 2021

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 a number of exciting virtual camps running next week for students from Rural and Regional locations. Our after school programs The Lab Greensborough and our Maker Space run by Nillumbik Youth will also return to on site!

We have a number of new items ready for schools as they return, including a brand new Laser Cutter, super doper 3D printer, Podcast Studio, Projection facilities, as well as new lockers, a sterilising cupboard and automatic hand sanitiser stations!

We can’t wait to see you in person!

Skylie Massingham
Director Banyule Nillumbik Tech School

Tech School Highlight

Summer STEM Camps for Girls

Online this month – FREE

We are running three STEM camps next week specifically for young people in Rural and Regional Locations not partnered to a Tech School. Check the details below for each camp, and don’t forget to enroll via the link below!

These are free online camps funded by the Department of Education and Victoria.

Please feel free to share the events with your networks!

THE LAB RURAL AND REGIONAL GAME JAM
19 & 21 January 2021
We are thrilled to once again host the Rural and Regional Victoria Game Jam in partnership with The Lab. This online Camp for young people in years 7-10 with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome from Rural & Regional Vic will cater for new and returning students.

Students will learn block coding and 3D modelling to create a game and controller. After completion of the program students will receive a free tech pack valued at $130 with their game uploaded and ready to play!.

If you know someone who might be interested send them to https://register.thelab.org.au/signup and once registered choose Online-Stem Camp from the list of Labs.

GIRLS DESIGNING FOR WILDLIFE
21 & 22 January 2021
This program seeks to teach students about the basic requirements for sustaining wildlife in the face of natural challenges.

Students will learn about the trials of designing for wildlife and the difficulty of replicating natural systems using man made materials. They will learn about the wildlife in their local area using geospatial data, skill up in 3D modelling and explore basic coding for microcontrollers.

Participants will also receive a tech kit valued at $130 to use in their own backyard!

If you know anyone that would like to participate, register at bit.ly/TSCampRegistration

GIRLS STEM GAME JAM
18, 20 & 22 January 2021
After the success of our Rural and Regional Game Jam in 2020, we are hosting a three day virtual camp just for girls! Participants will design their own game and controller gaining skills in block coding, digital design and 3D Modelling.

Post the program students will receive a tech kit valued at $130 with their game uploaded and ready to play!

To participate, contact us at banyulenillumbikts@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au