We live in a fast-paced globalised world that is becoming more automated and interconnected. Students need to learn the skills to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. YRTS is a high-tech innovative learning environment where teachers and students undertake Project Challenges and Design Briefs to discover STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), Design Thinking, Industry Context and Systems Processes. The Design Briefs incorporate technologies such as Robotics, Virtual Reality, Electronics, 3D CAD design software, 3D Printing, Arduino C-Programming, Raspberry Pi (Python Programming), Computerised Business Scenario Simulation gaming environment. An online learning management system provides comprehensive resources to teachers and students, thus enabling the conduct of blended and flipped classroom learning. The Project Challenges and Design Briefs are designed for Year 8, 9 and 10 students. Each Design Brief is designed to be run in a single school day - over the course of a few hours - for teachers and students to gain hands-on exposure to technologies, industry context, systems processes and soft skills practice.

Twenty local schools in the local precinct are Partner Schools to YRTS. Students undertake these Project Challenges by working in teams, and the projects help the students develop high-level transformative soft skills, namely:

The YRTS Program is designed, developed, maintained and delivered by are a small, talented, agile and innovative team comprising the Tech School Director, an Admin team of two persons, and a technology and learning Edutech team of three persons comprising a Solutions Architect (STEM) and two Facilitators.

We strive to design, develop and deliver Programs that are sophisticated and differentiated from the commonplace lessons and experiments used in home schools. Our desire is to inspire and upskill teachers so they pass it on to their students. Schools gain optimum benefit when they integrate the YRTS Program into their school lessons and program; and when they practice the discovery learning approach.

YRTS Partner Schools

10 Government Schools

  • Healesville High School
  • Lilydale Heights College
  • Lilydale High School
  • Monbulk College
  • Mooroolbark College
  • Sherbrooke Community School
  • Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • Upwey High School
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College
  • Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School

10 Independent Schools

  • Belgrave Heights Christian School
  • Billanook College
  • CIRE Services
  • Edinburgh College
  • Mater Christi College
  • Mount Evelyn Christian School
  • Mount Lilydale Mercy College
  • Mountain District Christian School
  • Oxley Christian College
  • Worawa Aboriginal College

Contact us

Box Hill Institute

Lilydale Lakeside Campus

Building LB, level 2,

1 Jarlo Drive, Lilydale 3140

Email yrts-bookings@boxhill.edu.au
Phone: 9286 9584