Orange REP – Teachers

Event Phone: 07 3102 7394

  • Orange REP - Teachers
    20/10/2017
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Engineering Link Group is proud to provide hands-on engineering experiences to Physics, Mathematics and Engineering Studies teachers of western New South Wales.  Engineers from the Defence Force and the local community will meet and work with you.

Engineers will present on a combination of the following points:

  • A brief overview of what their discipline actually is all about.
  • Examples of real projects or jobs or research you’ve been involved in.
  • Information that teachers can use to help answer the question – “when will we ever use this”?
  • Any practical activities or ideas that teachers can take back to their classrooms to use.
  • Links to the NSW curriculum.
  • The knowledge that teachers know you and can (when appropriate) call on you for ideas and assistance.

There will be time dedicated to reviewing existing activities and projects with the engineers, exploring new opportunities and networking with your peers.

The actual program will depend on the mix of teachers and engineers on the day.

This program is NESA-Accredited – Proficient Teacher.

Some feedback from teachers who’ve attended an REP in the past:

  • I felt this was one of the best in-services I have been to.  I will be keen again next year – thank you.
  • I found the opportunity to meet and network with engineers invaluable.
  • Sharing of resource ideas and witnessing application of, particularly, mathematical concepts in a real life scenario was very valuable.
  • Keep up this excellent format.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 02 6362 1677

Address:
142 Icely Road, Orange, New South Wales, 2800, Australia

Description:
Students at Canobolas High School enjoy a quality learning experience and success in academic, sporting and cultural endeavours. Our community encourages safe, responsible, respectful learners within a culture of integrity. The school has an enrolment of 660 students, including approximately 28% Aboriginal students.  The school receives funding to support student learning outcomes through the Resource Allocation Model. Improvement in the areas of literacy and numeracy are a major focus for the school. The school shows strong growth in both literacy and numeracy. The school has a strong focus on academically talented programs for students across all key learning areas. A high performance athletes program called Canobolas High Performance Athletes Program (CHPA) is also a fundamental feature of the school. A strong student welfare structure exists within the school and this is managed by a committed learning support team. A curriculum collaboration called e2 between the five public secondary schools provides the broadest choice of senior subjects. It is based on the principle of Every Student, Every Opportunity, Every Day. The school has an extensive transition program with its local primary schools. The school also has strong links with the Western Institute of TAFE and Charles Sturt University and is well supported by industry in the delivery of a full range of accredited vocational education and training programs. The school prides itself in forming productive partnerships with parents and the wider community. We work with the community to establish a shared focus on student engagement in learning as we know that this will lead to improved student retention and higher educational achievement.