You need to get out more!! School is a safe zone. You can get out, meet people and try stuff using that safe zone as your base.
Curtin Eco Challenge
The Eco Challenge is a free online UN Environment Programme game organised in Australia by Curtin Uni.
There are two players per team and they play to align the demands of government, commerce, health and industry to manage a water supply.
The competition is structured in two tiers – national and international. Teams are ranked nationally and top teams will be acknowledged in the international competition. It is possible to play quickly as a beginner and gradually learn how to play a more skilled game.
For more information go HERE
WORLDS OF WORK
The Worlds of Work careers education resource connects secondary school students of all ages with life beyond school by investigating the question: “What does it take to succeed in life and work?”
The platform is designed to provide the full careers program (including its mapping to the Australian Curriculum) for teachers to adapt to their classroom context.
WOW’s online careers education platform and resources can be accessed here.
Developed by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and the National Australia Bank, $20 Boss is an in- school challenge, run by teachers, which provides
your students $20 of start-up money to create their own business.
Register HERE for 2018
The STARportal has almost 200 STEM opportunities for K-12 students in Western Australia.
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
Rotary is looking for students between the ages of 15 and 18 who will apply for the opportunity to travel overseas, stay with a family and experience a different culture and lifestyle. At the same time they will be informing their host community of the Australian way of life and building better international understanding and goodwill.
Exchange students in 2019 may reside in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark including Iceland, Finland including Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Spain, Poland, Thailand, South Korea, USA, Peru or Italy.
The closing date for Rotary Youth Exchange Applications for 2019 is March 31st 2018
FIND OUT MORE HERE
A great way of getting skills and broadening your experience is via a cadet program.
Secondary school students who join a cadet program typically undertake adventurous training, camping, hiking, sporting activities and exercise their leadership potential.
Find out more about Cadet WA programs HERE.
Each year, the Foundation for Young Australians recognise and celebrate the genuine impact young people have made to the biggest social and economic challenges of our time. The annual Unleashed Awards honour their incredible contribution to our world with a night of music, celebration, and speakers at Australia’s premier social change awards for young people.
The Jump Start Award and Rookie of the Year Award (Years 7 – 10) are both aimed at younger kids. Nominate before September 10 for 2017 HERE.
SPARK_LAB, PICA’S EDUCATION PROGRAM
HackED is run by LandGate (government department) to support the development of creative ICT skills by high school students who mashup location based information to provide new information.
A video on an earlier HackEDs can be seen HERE.
CONNOCOPHILLIPS – SCIENCE EXPERIENCE
Western Australian universities have collaborated with ConnocoPhillips to design and deliver a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.
All WA universities have come on board with this one. You can find out details about the programs HERE
RoboCupJunior fosters Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. The ultimate goal of RoboCup is that by the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall play (and win!) a soccer game against the (human) world champions. For more information go HERE.
YOUNG ICT EXPLORERS
Young ICT Explorers is a non-profit competition, which has been created by SAP to encourage school students to create their best Information and communication Technology (ICT) related projects.
For more information go HERE.
FIRST Robotics Competition brings together students and mentors to build robots that perform in a competitive but gracious environment against teams from all over the world.
Students learn teamwork, collaboration, public speaking, technical science and engineering skills. For more information go HERE
GAME CHANGER AWARDS
Today’s kids and their ideas for today and tomorrow will change the game as we know it. The purpose of Game Changer Awards is to inspire and enable youth to build their dreams and creations through an environment that rewards ideas, imagination and a dare-to-try attitude using a wide range of digital technologies.
We are looking for entries from both primary and secondary schools classes. For information go HERE.
This FREE program engages volunteer UWA science and maths students who work on projects with high school students to help build a deep understanding of maths and science. Find out more here.
CoderDojo WA is a network of coding clubs (Dojos) throughout Western Australia. Dojos provide fun, free and social open learning environments where young people can meet others with similar interests, develop 21st century skills and build creative projects of their own choice using digital technology. Find out more HERE.