Our Sydenham Campus is home to a newly-constructed Makerspace.
This space, as the name suggests, allows students to ‘make’ a product, refine elements of it and ultimately produce a better product through a series of creative thinking, conversations, experimentations and problem-solving. Students apply their skills and knowledge of the design process, which is important in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Students can also gain a variety of skills through a series of workshops and collaborative learning, which is initiated by teachers and/or students.
Year 10 Physics students have recently used the space to construct a working model of the electric motor, and have been working on the improvement of its design and operation.
The robotics club is an extracurricular group for year 7 to 10 students wanting to learn about design, engineering, electronics, and computer programming. Students design, construct, and program robots to compete in competitions around the state. The team has competed in the VEX robotics national finals for the past four years, and has won a number of awards for design and programming. Students can also study robotics as an elective subject in years nine and ten.