News category: News

Year 12 chemistry excursion to Lang Lang gas plant

30 March 2018

Leongatha Secondary College year 12 students recently attended a chemistry excursion to Bass Gas Lang Lang plant. As part of their studies this term the students…

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STEM Sisters Project Launch

15 March 2018

The STEM Sisters Project Launch for South Gippsland Bass Coast was held yesterday in Wonthaggi. 22 year 10 girls representing 5 secondary schools in the region were…

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Year 7 students start learning programming

10 March 2018

“Leongatha Secondary College Year 7 students are starting to learn programming using Sphero robots. Programming is now part of both the Mathematics and Digital Technologies Victorian…

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A Framework for Understanding Poverty

8 March 2018

SGBCLLEN organised the dliverery of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” two day PD workshop held in Leongatha on March 6th & 7th. There was a…

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LittleBits Technology Kits

2 February 2018

In partnership with South Gippsland Trade Skills Alliance, SGBCLLEN has been providing access  to  LittleBits  Kits  to  several  schools  including Leongatha, Foster and Korumburra Primary Schools. This initiative is part of a broader program to encourage students interest n digital learning technologies and electronics. Littlebits technology kits are composed of electronic building blocks that are color coded,  magnetic  and  make  complex  technology  simple and fun. Together they’re interchangeable in millions of different ways to empower kids to invent anything – from an alarm, to a  wireless robot, to digital instruments.   A pilot program was run at Korumburra Primary school where students were introduced to circuits and presented with design challenges. At Foster Primary School the kits were used for a lunchtime Robotics Class on Wednesdays and Fridays. Feedback…

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Passport 2 Employment

30 January 2018

In 2017, the South Gippsland Bass Coast Passport 2 Employment Program engaged 2 schools and 10 students. This pathway program was delivered in partnership between the National Disability Coordination Officer Eastern Victoria Gippsland Region and SGBCLLEN.  Students from South Gippsland Specialist School and Bass Coast Specialist School completed the 8 week program which was delivered offsite one day per week during term four. The program’s focus on the employment environment enabled participants to learn and build on relevant skills and attributes needed to successfully transition from secondary school.  The group had the fantastic opportunity to visit two workplaces; Bunnings Warehouse and Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, to participate in behind the scenes tours. The visits provided great experience and education about workplace training requirements, different departments and work areas and firsthand information from real employers. As part of the program, students participated in mock interviews at their local council offices. Project partners, South Gippsland Shire Council and Bass Coast Shire Council staff volunteered their time for the interviews. In the lead up to interviews, Andrew and Steph from Work Solutions Gippsland presented an information session to the students. The session covered topics including interview techniques, preparing for an interview, what questions may be asked and appropriate dress and grooming. It was great for the students to gain an agency perspective of employer expectations when attending an interview.  In partnership with Yooralla, we also had four young student leaders who helped to take  participants shopping to purchase clothes for their mock interviews. They were great positive role models on the day. The Yooralla young leaders were also guest speakers at the graduation event sharing their own journeys as inspiration. Feedback from partners: “For me personally being involved in the Passport 2 employment program was a highlight…

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Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Camp by Samara – Wonthaggi Secondary College Student

20 December 2017

I found this 3 day camp to Melbourne Uni to be really beneficial as I got to meet new people, interact with new schools, learn…

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EWB High School Innovation Challenge 2017

7 December 2017

SGBCLLEN recently supported Korumburra Secondary College and Wonthaggi Secondary College to participate in this year’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) High School Innovation Challenge on 29…

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Inspiring Young People – Mirboo North Secondary College

9 November 2017

SGBCLLEN supported Mirboo North Secondary College to host an ‘Inspiring Young People’ (IYP) event last week for year 11 students. IYP events demonstrate how school industry partnerships…

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KISOC Professional Development 2 Day Workshop

2 November 2017

SGBCLLEN in partnership with SGTSA arranged for 19 staff from 8 different schools across South Gippsland and Bass Coast to attend a 2 day PD…

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