Since the establishment of the TTC Henley High School has developed a professional relationship and Memorandum of Understanding with Hendon Semiconductors. Staff and Students have participated in guided tours of Hendon Semiconductors world class facilities. Students have also been given the opportunity of accessing work placement, being able to experience first-hand the operations of the organisation.
Henley High School has a Memorandum of Understanding with NAMIG through the “concept2creation” project to provide the school with: project grants, materials for Holden, UAV and SWAT challenges, professional development for teachers, school visits by NAMIG staff and mentors, Industry visits and training for students, C2C projects and resources, access to the Website and online support. Assisted by the industry partners, students take a product from concept, through research and development, production and quality assurance to the final creation and marketing. Along the way they will use the Science, Maths and Technological knowledge they learn in the curriculum.
SA Power Networks introduce students to electro-technology careers, specialising in the electrical trades such as Systems Electrical, Electrical Distribution Power-line and Electronics. The Taster Program provides an opportunity for students to gain some practical awareness in electro-technology. Students participate in a training day at the SA Power Networks training facility at Angle Park.
Lindsay Research and Development supports Henley High School by providing opportunities for students to undertake their work placement. Simon Lindsay has also provided advice on the selection of machinery for the TTC as well as supporting staff by providing an insight into the Engineering industry.
Wennig Designs is a small business owned and run by Nigel Stone and Wendy Falland. They design and package kits for electronic projects and provide construction details suited to electronics education. Henley High school has worked with Wennig over the past 4 years in professional development activities. This has provided staff with a more sophisticated understanding and application of knowledge, skills and technology required in industry.
Pat Bosco is the Business and Development Coordinator at AiGTS and is our representative at Henley High School. Henley High School has had a long association with Pat and he is a frequent visitor to the school providing advice to students on career pathways and apprenticeship testing.
Glenelg Engineering is an engineering manufacturing company that fabricates an extensive range of metal products. Michael Fiedler, the Managing Director has provided advice and industry knowledge and support for staff and students. Glenelg Engineering supports Henley High School in providing opportunities for Metal Engineering students to undertake their work placement.
Chris Houltby is the Western Adelaide Trade School for the Future Apprenticeship Broker for Henley High School. He visits the school one day a week to work with students arranging Work Placement, advice on careers, applying for positions and setting up School Based Apprenticeships.
In collaboration with Mr David Chan (Project Officer) from UniSA, Henley High School has implemented a peer mentoring program. This special association brings together University and Secondary students and teachers to explore Engineering, Science and Information and Communication Technology in practical manner. In addition, the Advanced Technology classes have accessed guided tours of the University of South Australia, Mawson Campus.
Henley High school accesses opportunities for student extension/enrichment in the following activities provided by The University of Adelaide: the Engineering Challenge, Maths/Science Impact, Women in Engineering Challenge, Mechanical Engineering Expo and Sustainability challenge. For the past two years Staff from the Faculty of Sciences have presented at the Science Information Evening for Parents and Students. Dr Tara Pukala, lecturer from the School of Chemistry and Physics works with staff and students as part of the Scientists in Schools program. Staff also access Professional Development sessions run by The University of Adelaide.
Flinders University staff presented sessions and provided support for the Regional Forensic Science Gifted and Talented Forum organised by Henley High School. Henley High School students also access key people and programs related to informing their future pathways, such as the “Inspiring Women in Engineering and IT Day”. Staff also access Professional Development sessions run by Flinders University.
Over the last 5 years Henley High School has developed a working relationship with both the Electrical and Electronics departments at Regency campus. This collaboration has enabled our students to tour and work with many TAFE lecturers in a range of situations. Staff and students have accessed valuable career information and participated in real-life workplace experiences.