Peter Doherty Science Award (PDSA) 2020

Submissions close Friday 30th October

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

Submissions have closed.

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 Remote Learning Programs

The team at Ballarat Tech School (BTS) are pleased to continue supporting Partner Schools with a range of Remote Learning activities.

If BTS Partner Schools would like any additional information about how we can assist to incorporate our programs into your schedule please contact us. We are available to provide remote assistance via phone, email or a MS Teams virtual meeting, and we can attend any virtual classrooms for a Q&A session with students or to provide an overview of program content.

To request access to our Remote Learning Programs, please click here. Once your details are registered, an account will be created for you and you will receive your password via email.

Any questions about our program offerings or suggestions about how we can assist you during this period of remote leaning, please do not hesitate to contact the Ballarat Tech School.


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 was announced as a finalist in the Education category in the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards for the 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 proudly sponsored 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 2019 STEM Award: Tobias Soul

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