MAKER MEET-UP

Our sister School – Whittlesea Tech School has now opened a Maker Space: STEAMengine. This space is an opportunity for students in the community to make use of our facilities and equipment, and leverage the expertise available for their own projects outside of school hours.

Thursdays during Term – 3.30-6.00
Where: Whittlesea Tech School
Cost: FREE

More details: WhittleseaTS@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

TECHNOLOGY CLUB FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM – THE LAB GREENSBOROUGH

Banyule Nillumbik Tech School will host an exciting new technology club in Term 3 called The Lab Greensborough. Registrations are now open for the after school program for students with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s, aged 10-16, who enjoy working with computers. The Lab offers mentoring by technology professionals in areas such as programming, 3D, digital design and gaming.

When:   Mondays during Term 3
Date:      29 July – 16 September
Time:    4pm – 6pm
Where: Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, Melbourne Polytechnic, 61 Civic Drive Greensborough
Cost:      Free

To register: visit: thelab.org.au/join-a-lab    (Select the Greensborough Lab from the list)

Inquiry Incubator for Secondary Teachers

This is a unique for our nominated Teacher Ambassadors from our 20 partner schools to work with teachers across sectors, tech school staff and students to co-design Bio-diverse city – our 2020 Inquiry Program

Date: 30 August 2019

Time: 9.00 – 2.30

Location: Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, 61 Civic Drive Greensborough

Contact: JasmineLabrie@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

2019 STEAM CLUB – Escape Room

The STEAM Club has been designed for teachers to implement in their school.

STEAM Club is a collaborative learning opportunity for students to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths & Arts related activities.

Over a six week block, students will use the concept of an Escape Room to construct a number of puzzles & challenges.  In the final week, students will exhibit their puzzles as an escape room experience for other students, teachers and or family members to ‘play’.

Students will research, design & construct their own puzzles that sit within a futuristic narrative & form part of an interactive game.  They will work collaboratively as a team, think creatively & use problem solving skills.

Teachers should contact Skyliemassingham@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au to register to register in the 2019 Escape Room Challenge.

All learning materials will be provided upon registration.

Projection Animations with ACMI

We are looking to create a bit of “White Night” in Greensborough through the Tech School.  The building itself has some great surfaces for a projection canvas and we are looking to light it up for the opening.  In collaboration with our partners ACMI, this event took students from Greensborough College and St Helena College into Studio 2 of ACMI to have a hands on workshop creating animations to be projected at the opening event.

The students came to the session with a range of photographs on a USB. These included iconic images from their local area and things that are special to the student. Alongside this, the students created stop motion animations and animations using people.  Reflections from the students involved highlighted the value of being able to work with industry professionals who could guide them through the process and present new ideas.
All this media was edited and combined together to build a bright and playful projection that will look spectacular projected on the Tech School building itself.