Peter Doherty Science Award (PDSA) 2020

Enrolments open Monday 4th May

The Peter Doherty Science Award recognizes novel and creative research into solving everyday issues by students in the Ballarat region.

The Award competition is open to all secondary students in Years 7 – 10 from the Ballarat region. Students can enter in teams of 2 - 5 students.

Finalists will be invited to present their research report in front of a live audience at the PDSA Judging and Presentation Night held at the Ballarat Tech School on 18th November 2020.

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CSIRO & Tech Schools Bees with Backpacks Design Challenge 2020

Registrations close August 11th, 2020

In partnership with CSIRO and sponsored by Telstra, selected Tech Schools are inviting young designers, coders and makers in Years 5-10 + VCAL to join a global project to save bees from extinction.

Students will study food security, bees and bee behaviour to design a local habitat to increase bee activity. Finalists will be mentored by industry to prepare their pitch for the ultimate bee friendly habitat.

Students will learn the importance of honeybees in maintaining biodiversity across the world and will explore the issues behind the decline of bee populations over the past five decades.

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Ballarat Tech School 2020 Learning Programs

In 2020 BTS will continue to deliver programs that prepare students for success in a rapidly changing world through STEAM industry-based programs and projects.

BTS programs will continue to be FREE to all seventeen Partner Schools.

Programs or activities range from 1 day to 4 days and BTS will work with Partner Schools to make the booking structure work for their school.

2020 Learning Program Overview

Action - Reaction White Night installation

Did you miss the magic of White Night in Ballarat 2019?

If you did don’t worry as here is your chance to see Action - Reaction including the magic rainbow bike powered wall, the Great Decision Maker, grand gears with AR lightbulb and Annie's images of spark.

Thanks a bunch to the Girls in STEM designers, Steph Wallace, Marcia King - Artwork, Albert Ferguson, Demi Gerardi and NJW Designs.

And to quote the cool kids as they ventured out of the installation "that was so much fun!”

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Premier's Sustainability Awards 2019 - Finalist

Ballarat Tech School has been announced as a finalist in the Education category in this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for our War on Waste - Precious Plastic Program.

The Premier's Sustainability Awards celebrates people working to reduce the impact of climate change and to create a better future for us all.

2019 City of Ballarat Youth Awards

The Ballarat Tech School is proudly sponsoring the STEM Award.

The STEM Award aims to recognise the power STEM learners have to change the world and the future by harnessing science, technology, engineering and maths in innovative ways. The winner will have a positive impact on their future by increasing their employability skills, engaging in meaningful learning and having fun along the way. The winner may learn independently or as part of a learning network.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the STEM Award: Tobias Soul

Youth awards