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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 […]
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 […]
This year for National Science Week we investigated the theme of Glass: more than meets the eye. Yarra Ranges Tech School decided to share the beauty of science week by inviting the local childcare centre, Lilydale Lakeside Children’s Centre, to attend for a little bit of fun. The children were aged between 3 and 5 […]
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 […]
This year Yarra Ranges Tech School had the privilege to attend the EduTech Australia Exhibition at The Melbourne Exhibition Centre, as part of the Department of Education stand. Not only were we able to showcase our technology and programs but Ashley Van Krieken, Director of YRTS, and Brooke Kogelman, Project Manager for Lilydale District and […]
Written by Mia On May 29 2022 we opened our doors to the public to showcase all the wonders that we have here in the Yarra Ranges Tech School. We welcomed many people through the doors on a very fresh Sunday morning, all interested in Makerspace for different reasons and applications. Our great friends from […]
Written by Bridget O’Leary I was privileged to have been a mentor for an awesome team of dedicated and intelligent staff from Box Hill Institute (BHI), called the Change Pioneers which were the winners of the Champions Program, or should I say the Champions of the Champions. Yet, this program was not about winning, this […]
Written by Bridget O’Leary I was fortunate enough to go to Shepperton with our Tech School Team for four days for a STEM camp for the Greater Shepperton College. Apart from the delicious Indian food available in Shepperton, the energy from the students was a buzz. Students were super interested in our technology and programs […]
By Ashley Van Krieken Early March saw the culmination of the 2021 Koorie Student Program with a showcase of the final student products and concepts. Started in Term 2 of 2021 the program was impacted by successive lockdowns over the year and it was so exciting that the Showcase day finally arrived. The program, developed […]
Written by Ashley Van Krieken Over the 30th and 31st of March the Generate 22 Conference was held at the Lilydale Lakeside Campus. Working closely with our industry partners Exaptec (conference organiser) and ANCA Engineering (Principal Sponsor) we developed a student program to complement the formal conference. More than 150 students attended this program across […]
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 […]
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