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About us

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Wyndham Tech School complements and extends the curriculum of our partner schools. It acts as a hub to engage students and the community in project-based activities using technology and processes inspired by our local industry, including Health, Transport and Logistics, Professional Services, Agriculture, Building and Construction.

 

Over 24,500 students from 34 secondary schools across Wyndham and Hobsons Bay are invited to undertake STEM programs, interact with advanced technologies and attend industry events each year.

Our talented team will work collaboratively with our partner schools to complement and extend curriculum.

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Gail Bray

Director​

Gail’s career began in the corporate training sector, working in energy, telecommunications and manufacturing before transitioning to Vocational Education and Training.  Previous roles include the creation of the Textile and Fashion Hub at BKI and more recently leading the creation of the digital division of VU Polytechnic that includes the Sunshine Skills Hub, Cybersecurity Training Centre and IT teaching team.

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Lynne Telfer

Curriculum Coordinator

Lynne's passion for 21stC teaching and technology spilled beyond the traditional classroom into a world of innovation working in virtual reality, augmented reality, game development and other emerging technologies for the benefit of her students and peers. Lynne is a Minecraft Global Mentor and International Speaker, her lessons and resources are available on the official Minecraft website. Her work was published by the Victorian Government and distributed to all public schools in Victoria in 2018.

Tanyel Mutlu

Digital & Administration Officer

Tanyel is deeply connected with art and creativity in diverse forms, using these elements in line with the vision of Wyndham Tech School. She holds a Bachelor in Media and Communications – Advertising, with experience in photography, graphic design, and communications. She has spent time working with Re-Engineering as a Social Media Coordinator, engaging in a F1 in Schools event which had a strong focus on the accessibility of STEM education amongst students across Australia. Tanyel loves problem solving and learning new digital skills.

Bridget
Blackburn

STEM Program
Co-ordinator

Bridget is a passionate STEM educator, who enjoys creating inclusive and engaging learning experiences that enable students to become curious explorers.  Bridget honed her passion for STEM as the Head of Science at Ave Maria College, before moving to San Francisco to teach at The Girls’ Middle School, whose mission is to empower girls with knowledge of STEM to become future problem solvers and leaders. In-between teaching and searching for the best wood fired pizza in San Francisco, Bridget worked at the Exploratorium, a science, technology and arts museum, described by locals as a mad scientist’s penny arcade and funhouse. Bridget holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Engineering, and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary).

Sam Nikolsky

Operations Manager

Sam is an industrial designer, visual artist and experienced teacher who has spent the past decade working with schools and industry to deliver innovative design thinking workshops around Australia.  With a focus on using emerging technologies to instil creative confidence in young people, Sam’s work has extended to museums, art galleries and public spaces and schools throughout Australia.  Sam’s expertise includes design drawing, computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), graphic design and portfolio development.  

Benjamin Davies

STEM Program Facilitator

Ben has followed an elaborate career path to find himself at Wyndham Tech School. He holds degrees in both Design Photography and Computer Science, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking, and is currently studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary), specialising in Art and Visual Communication Design. He has worked in a variety of roles across the fields of design, marketing, communications, photography, information systems and commercial baking. Ben loves confronting big issues and uses design thinking to develop solutions.

Ifradh Imthiyas

STEM Program Facilitator & Industry Specialist

Ifradh is a passionate robotics and mechatronics engineer and you can usually find him engineering simple solutions to complicated problems. Ifradh has worked on multiple industry level projects such as building full size Formula SAE (F1) electric race cars, unmanned marine rescue vehicle development, app development. Projects with focus on automation, medical, hospitality, disability and education. Ifradh was also awarded as the Swinburne Emerging Leader for the year 2017.

The Tech School Committee provides advice to VU in relation to the strategic vision of the Tech School.

John Dainutis

Executive Director,
Western Melbourne DET

Nicole Finn

Senior Project Officer

DET

Judy Maguire

Senior Education Improvement Leader (SEIL),

DET

Nicole Di Corelto

Manager, Operations and Initiatives,
DET

Dallian D’Cruz

CEO,

WynBay LLEN

Sundram Moodley

Assistant Principal,

Featherbrook P-9

Craig Holmes

Principal,

Thomas Carr

Dianne Semmens

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Interim), 

Victoria University Polytechnic

Helen Hobley

Senior Education Improvement Leader (SEIL),

DET

Brent Richards

Executive Principal | Leadership Partner, 

DET

Daryl Wilson

Manager Economic Development, 

Wyndham City Council

Leanne Halge-Gagatsis

Principal,

Wyndham Central College

Andrew Harnett

Principal,

Bayside P-12

Jennifer Rebeiro

CIO,

City West Water

The Tech School is currently partnered with 34 secondary 

schools within the Wyndham

and Hobsons Bay area.

Alamanda College

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Al-Taqwa 

College

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Altona College

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Baden Powell College

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Bayside P-12 College

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Carranballac P-9 College

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Emmanuel

College

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Featherbrook College

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Good News Lutheran College

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Heathdale Christian College

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Hoppers Crossing Secondary College

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Islamic College of Melbourne

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Jennings Street School

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Laverton College
P-12

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Mackillop Catholic 

Werribee

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Manor Lakes P-12 College

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Mount St Joseph Girls' College

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Point Cook P-9

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Point Cook Senior Secondary College

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SEDA College Vic

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Suzanne Cory High School

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Tarneit P-9 College

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Tarneit Senior College

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The Grange P-12 College

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Thomas Carr College

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Truganina P-9 College

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Warringa Park

School

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Werribee Secondary College

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Westbourne 

Grammar School

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Western Autistic School

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Western English Language School

Williamstown High School

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Wyndham Central College