Canobolas Rural Technology High School

Excellence, Innovation, Opportunity, Success

Telephone02 6362 1677

Emailcanobolas-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Community Engagement

The Canobolas Rural Technology High school values its strong community partnerships and relationships. Our school community, including parents and families, community organisations and businesses are highly committed and engaged in the common purpose of enhancing student learning outcomes.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF ORANGE

Rotary

The Rotary Club of Orange provides an invaluable service to the school.  The club offers students a range of opportunities that prepare them to engage, contribute and participate as valuable and respectful citizens in the community.  Each program is specifically designed to impart positive social values and leadership skills that will help improve student's quality of life, along with their school and the local community. Programs include: The National Science Forum, Honeywell Engineering Science School, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Rotary Adventures in Citizenship (RAIC), Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), Sustainable Living Week and the  School Rotary Dinners.
 

FUTURE MOVES - CSU

Future Moves

Future Moves ensures students have a greater awareness of the opportunities that arise from pursuing university study and an understanding of how university might be part of their future, while making school studies more relevant. Its programs, including Future Direction, Skillfix and Real time encourage students to explore career options and the opportunities that come from higher education; inspire students to both consider and access university as a viable option; help students to identify the appropriate pathways to achieve their goals; build awareness of university among students who may think that university is not for them; assist students to identify and overcome real or perceived barriers to tertiary education; familiarise students with university life and options available to them; engage parents with the aim of encouraging and supporting their families' understanding of and aspirations for tertiary education; and work collaboratively with the school to identify opportunities for teacher and student development.

 

Charles Sturt University (CSU)

CSU

In 2014 the school community engagement officer initiated a partnership between CSU School of Chemistry and the Canobolas High School science faculty. The program provides Yr 11 and 12 chemistry students an opportunity to participate in school based tutorial sessions delivered by university professors (guiding students to think differently in relation to problem solving). The program also includes an annual information session and interactive lab workshop held at CSU for both students and their parents. In addition, students have an opportunity to access CSU laboratory equipment whilst the schools science teachers are offered professional learning session/workshops to update them on current global scientific education expectations and practice.

 

UNSW Robogals

Robogals

 

Canobolas High School, once again, is hosting a comprehensive three day Robogals program as part of its on-going partnership agreement with UNSW. The program consists of six fun and educational Robotics workshops targeting students from years 7 to 12 who will learn the basics of engineering, robotics and programming using LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits. The workshops will also prepare our students to enter school robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League and Robocup Junior.  This opportunity provides a great ‘enrichment' based learning experience for female students across the local region.     

Australian Centre for Field Robotics, (ACFR)

ACFR is part of AMME and the second largest educational robotics group in the world and covers Mining, Medicine, Agriculture etc. AMME has a large student body and extensive research activities. (Biomaterials & Biomechanics, Combustion, Design Optimisation, Energy Production, Field Robotics, Fluid Dynamics, Materials & Manufacturing, Navigation & Control, Rheology, Smart Structures, Thermo fluids and UAV Flight Systems.) Robogals UNSW arranges for our university student volunteers to visit girls schools to run LEGO robotics workshops. In these fun and educational classes, students learn the basics of engineering, robotics and programming using LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits. This also prepares students to enter school robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League and Robocup Junior.

 

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THE SMITH FAMILY

The Smith Family and the Canobolas Rural Technology High School have enjoyed a close working relationship for many years. The Smith family is invested in providing support to disadvantaged primary and high school students to close the gap and create greater educational equality. Our students have the opportunity to participate in programs including:

 

 

iTrack: Students from Years 9 & 10 are matched with trained mentors to guide, provide advice and help them plan career and study paths through an online mentoring program.  87% of participating students agreed that chatting with their mentor helped them understand more about reaching their career goals. 

 

Winning Edge

 

Workplace inspiration (Winning Edge): A business led initiative providing young people with opportunities to experience the world at work first hand and in a meaningful way. The Program consists of a full day workshop of professional presentations delivered by representatives from various sectors of business and Industry situated in the Central West. The workshop incorporates a sit down lunch, where students are asked to demonstrate their newly acquired table etiquette and networking skills. The Schools Commercial Cookery students who gain service awards points through their efforts and participation produce the lunch, which consists of a three-course meal. Business, Industry and high profile community delegates are invited as lunch guests in a makeshift restaurant setup in the school library.

 

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Learn for life Program: Provides emotional, practical and financial support to help disadvantaged children and young people with their education. Support starts in the early years of learning development and continues through primary and high school. The program help build skills, knowledge, motivation, self-belief and a network of positive relationships with parents, peers and significant others. This support increases a young person's likelihood of remaining engaged with school, completing Year 12 and developing realistic and informed study and career pathways for life beyond the school gate.

Student to Student:  A mentor program whereby students support younger peers who have reading difficulties

 

ORANGE MIGRANT SERVICE & ORANGE CULTURE HUB

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My Story Our Stories
 Culture Hub

 

The Orange Migrant Service and the Orange Culture Hub work have a very close relationship with Canobolas High School staff and students. Both organisations involve our students in numerous workshops and events including Refugee Week, Harmony Day, My Story-Our Stories and a host of culturally based community projects and activities. A close partnership arrangement with both these services provides TCRTHS students with the optimum in education relating to inter-cultural awareness and understanding. The Orange Migrant Service and the Orange Culture Hub work have a very close relationship with Canobolas High School staff and students. Both organisations involve our students in numerous workshops and events including Refugee Week, Harmony Day, My Story-Our Stories and a host of culturally based community projects and activities. A close partnership arrangement with both these services provides TCRTHS students with the optimum in education relating to inter-cultural awareness and understanding.    

 

OTHER PARTNERS INCLUDE:

NSW Office of Sports and Recreation
Orange PCYC
Engineering Link Group
Fusion Australia
Art Out West
Orange Regional Gallery
Orange Regional Conservatorium
Orange City Library
Orange Civic Theatre
Orange Museum
Bowen CTC
ELF Netwaste
Colour City Creatives
Skills Set