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Southern Cross University’s Robotic Club is running it’s second FREE online Robotics course


15 July


6:00 - 7:00pm

Sourthern Cross University

Robotics course - Exploring Robotic Vision FREE on-line 10 week course Our dedicated SCU Robotics and Engineering Team are very pleased to announce they have designed a 10 week free on-line “Introduction to Robotics” course that both children and adults can do from home to continue their learning or foster new interest in the amazing world of robotics. Starts: Wednesday 15 July, 2020 Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Duration: 10 weeks (held each Wednesday) How: Via Google Classroom Registration: Please register here A link to join the class will be sent when registering. This 10-week online course (SCU Jam Part 2) is designed for people with little or no coding skills or robotic knowledge. It is a “hands on” course, divided into 10 x weekly modules that you can do from home. You will require access to a PC, wi-fi network and a TV or monitor with HDMI input. For all more information please email: The course is suitable for both adults and students alike. By the end of the course, you will have learnt to: Use Scratch to control your robot Python for robotics “Follow me” robot Obstacle avoidance Line following Use the 4 digit display and control the NeoPixel array. Equipment Course participation is FREE. Hardware costs are approximately $300 for the complete kit and approximately $65 for the upgrade kit. Participants own their robot for future projects. The course will be based on the Pi2Go robot. Please call Core Electronics on 02 4058 2818 (phone call is preferred). Be sure to mention the SCU Robotics workshop to receive a 10% discount! This includes postage which takes approx, 4 days. Download the flyer: SCU Jam Part 2 Exploring Robotic Vision. The aim of the SCU Robotics Club club is to foster interest and skills in robotics. We are a self-help club, open to all. Members with skills mentor other members. There are no formal teaching programmes as such, merely projects that we work towards as a group. Developing resilience and skills in problem solving along the way.




Future Options Expo Cancellation


28 July


All day

Lismore’s Trinity Catholic College Hall

Dear Students/Parents and Carers, I have received an email today to say, with current health advice and uncertainty over the next few months, the Annual Future Options Expo normally held in Lismore’s Trinity Catholic College Hall, has been cancelled. This expo was due to be held on July 28th this year showcasing stalls of information from education, training and employer organisations. Student/Parents/Carers are advised to keep your eyes open for any online Careers markets or virtual events that are being organised over the coming months. This includes possible virtual university or TAFE presentations. Karen Horne Careers Adviser




Vaccinations for Year 10


03 August


All day

Alsonville High School

Scheduled for Monday 3rd August Term 3. Permission forms will be handed out term 3 - week 1 to all students.




Adolescent Vaccination Program


07 September


All day


Year 7 - HPV Dose 2 Catch-up - Year 7 late forms and absentees Catch-up - Year 8 - HPV Catch - up Year 10 - late forms and absentees

Hsc Intensive Program

We will be running a HSC Intensive program between the school trials and the HSC final exams, whereby 3 highly experienced senior teachers (Karen Stanton, Chris Hill and Brett Price) will be working with year 12 students to develop their study skills, organisational preparation and resilience in the lead up to their final exams. More details to come closer to the time

AND The Winner is... CONGRATULATIONS to our ladies involved in this competition!

A very impressive submission by Clara Tolman, Zoe Fairfull and Annie Tolman has resulted in a $2000 prize awarded to the school for the "Women in Agriculture Pitch" competition.

The team took on the opportunity as an extension project during the difficult time of COVID-19. I am satisfied that my small suggestions during the planning stage did not end up being any part of their creative, original and exciting pitch - well done!

The funds are planned to be reserved to extend the students opportunities in agriculture through 2021 at this stage. Congratulations!


This is what the team had to say about their pitch:

We are excited to announce that your group was awarded first place for the Women in Agri-tech pitch competition. Your school will receive $2,000.
You have also won a place at our online Innovation bootcamp with River City Labs and we will be in touch to organise a date shortly. Thanks again for your great entry!
We were also very impressed with their idea, but also their video/pitch quality - a very worthy win. During the bootcamp, they will get assistance and go through the process of taking their idea to the next level. River City Labs work with lots of different innovators and entrepreneurs so your students should thoroughly enjoy the experience. We will be in touch with some potential dates to find a time that hopefully suits everyone.
Well Done Girls.


Women in agriculture pitch offers small groups of Year 7-10 female students from remote, regional and rural Australia the opportunity to share in $5000 of prize money and a free trip to Brisbane.

To enter the competition, students will need to develop their own agri-tech solution to a problem faced by the agricultural industry. They won’t need to actually build anything just yet but rather come up with a great idea that will work in theory.

Clara, Zoe and Annie, as part of an extension activity, created this video for their entry.  Mr Holmes has credited the girls saying the video has "substantial merit and has been produced to a high standard during a difficult period ( COVID-19) Well done girls"





Fabulous Catapult by Ruben

A perfect example of a student taking ownership of a project and applying STEM in a practical and fantastic catapult. creating the code himself allowing for a successful launch 

Mr Andrew Fox



Two high school girls comparing study notes.
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