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Written by Rhi Bell – Box Hill Institute, Internal Communications Coordinator On Tuesday 13 September after three months, the Koorie Program came to life at the end of term showcase at the Yarra Ranges Tech School. Students from Mooroolbark College, Yarra Hills Secondary College (both campuses), Lilydale High School, Lilydale Heights Secondary College, Healesville High […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Written by: Ashley Van Krieken On the 24th of March we were proud to host 5 of our partner schools for the first Yarra Ranges Tech School VHAP Masterclass session. Thirty-two students from Healesville Secondary College, Lilydale High School, Mooroolbark Secondary College, Upper Yarra Secondary College and Yarra Hills Secondary College and their teachers joined […]
Written by: Ashley Van Krieken A core feature of the Tech School initiative and of Yarra Ranges Tech School is ensuring that our programs and activities reflect the needs of teachers from our Partner Schools. In line with the launch of the Student Ambassador Group we held the first meeting of the Teacher Reference Group […]
Written by: Denise Dempsey – Science Teacher at Sherbrooke Community School The Design Thinking day at YRTS was a great opportunity for our new year 7 and 8 students to mix with our old year 8’s for a day of fun and collaboration. We are a small school so we had 30 odd excited students. […]
Written by Stacie Gibson In 2020 we had no idea what would happen with our 2021 programs and bookings. Online delivery had its challenges – completely rewriting existing programs or developing new programs quickly to deliver to our keen partner schools. From a 2021 bookings perspective COVID also definitely made things different and we quickly […]
Written by: Zoe Green This week Matt and I have been working closely with facilitators from Monash Tech School and KIOSC, preparing delivery materials, content and, most importantly, the catering for our upcoming PD series Design2Innovate. The Design2Innovate PD aims to give teachers an immersive Human Centred Design experience where teachers will gain practical skills […]
Written by: Zoe Green On Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd February we began our first student facilitation, carrying out the Bees with Backpacks program with Sherbrooke Community School. It was great to hear the students’ innovative ideas, and how they used a mixture of Thymios and LittleBits within their bee friendly gardens. It was also […]
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