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By Ashley Van Krieken Over the 19th to the 21st of September Yarra Ranges Tech School, with the support of Casey, Ballarat, Bendigo Tech Schools and KIOSC, worked with Scouts Victoria on a Sustainable Housing and STEM Careers camp. 27 scouts from regional and rural Victoria descended on Yarra Ranges Tech School with their scout […]
Year 7 and 8 students from Worawa Aboriginal College and Upper Yarra Secondary College attended Yarra Ranges Tech School over term 2 and 3 for a specially designed program, The Council Community Program. This program was collaborated between YRTS and Yarra Ranges Council, ‘Hearing the Voices of Yarra Ranges Youth’. Students were posed with the […]
By Zoe Green Last week we had a great opportunity to facilitate online to the fantastic students of Yarra Hills Secondary College. This wonderful group of Year 8 students worked throughout the day to ideate and design their own sustainable house using Energy 3D software. We were impressed with the students’ knowledge of sustainable materials, […]
Written by Ashley Van Krieken Over 2020 and early 2021 YRTS engaged with staff from the Faculty of Creative Industries and ICT leading them through a Human Centred Design Thinking (HCDT) process to solve problems and create new ideas [links to earlier blog pieces]. This has continued with our Director Ashley Van Krieken training the […]
We are very excited that Ashley Van Krieken has been appointed as the Staff Elected Board member for the Box Hill Institute Board. Ashley is extremely excited to be able to contribute to the strategic and long-term direction of the Institute including how partnerships between schools, government and Box Hill can produce inspiring and engaging […]
Written by Ashley Van Krieken And the winner of the Inaugural YRTS Student of the Year is….. It was a great pleasure to attend the Box Hill Institute Student of the Year Awards ceremony. This year a new award was introduced – the YRTS Student of the Year Award. Supported by Clayton Utz and the […]
Yarra Ranges Tech School is a STEM-focused entity, which engages students to be prepared for above and beyond the years of 2021. This update will highlight the journey of Victor (Technology Support and Maintenance Officer YRTS), and Stefen (work experience student), from Kew High School. Stefens journey at YRTS took him through technology fit for […]
In late June we launched our Artist in Residence program with Jessica Coldrey. Jess spent 4 weeks in the tech school residing in a room utilizing the technology to assist her to create her artwork. Jess used the UR5 Robotic arm to program it to apply makeup and then used her photography to create the […]
We were very excited to be given the opportunity to go out to Mater Christi Christian College to deliver our Careers in STEAM presentation and workshop with our Artist in Residence Jessica Coldrey. Due to Covid and the restrictions we decided to take our Careers in STEAM talk to Mater Christi, when we arrived first […]
Written by Stacie Gibson Yarra Ranges Tech School teamed up with the Eastern Regional Libraries Lilydale branch to launch the Primary School STEAM Fair on Space in mid-May. This was launched as an afterschool event for primary school aged students with their caregivers. We had a variety of technologies available that allowed the students to […]
Written by Ashley Van Krieken Student and Teacher Engagement – Corey Tutt, 2020 Young Australian of the Year for New South Wales kicks off our Koorie Student Program In Term 2 of 2021 we launched our Koorie Student Program with the 2020 Young Australian of the Year for New South Wales and founder and CEO […]
Smart Farming is a three day program offered at YRTS. This program introduces students to horticulture and agricultural practices. Students investigate current trends and explore the application of technology and innovation that can benefit or enhance current agricultural practices. The year 9 students from Lilydale High School were excited to be going on an excursion […]
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