Festival of Innovative Ideas
This year we are planning our inaugural Festival of Innovative Ideas, a yearly community event which is an opportunity to celebrate how our students are innovative, inclusive and both inspiring and inspried. This is a celebration of creative ideas with a real world impact on life, work or play. A unique opportunity for students to both showcase their own innovations as well as be inspired by experts in a range of fields who ‘bring creative ideas to life’ every day. The purpose of the event is to both promote student innovation and to raise funds to assist kids to bring creative ideas to life everyday in their classrooms.
Victoria Avenue is a growing new public primary school with a very diverse student group. Here we prepare our community of learners for their futures by creating students who are passionate about learning, who strive to shape their critical and creative ideas into meaningful innovations. We aim to provide every student with the tools they need to collaborate, to succeed and to lead. We commenced in 2015 and now have about 180 students and cater for a diverse community. Our school represents over 37 different cultural and linguistic groups including 13% Korean, 15% Mandarin and 7% Arabic speaking families, some of these students are from refugee backgrounds. In addition to our diverse mainstream classes we have 4 inclusive learning classes promoting excellence for students with a range of disabilities (including students who are Deaf and hearing impaired, have Autism, Down Syndrome, Vision Impairment, Intellectual disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Hunter Syndrome, Costello Syndrome, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD and Landau Kleffner Syndrome). At Victoria Avuenue we pride oursleves on planning for the edges and by considering the needs of the most diverse students in our population we can truely engage everyone.
At VAPS we have big ideas and we bring them to life.
At VAPS we include and we are included.
At VAPS we are inspired and we inspire others.
How The Funds Will Be Used
The funds will assist us to start our very first Festival of Innovative ideas on October 27 2017. This will be an annual event and a unique opportunity for students to both showcase their own innovations as well as be inspired by guest experts in a range of fields who ‘bring creative ideas to life’ every day. The purpose of the event is to both promote student innovation and to raise funds to assist kids to bring creative ideas to life everyday in their classrooms.
At the Festival students from Victoria Avenue Public School will be showcasing their publications, films, inventions, computer games, performances, works of art and delicious delicacies. Students and families will also have the opportunity to attend workshops (run by local experts) exploring the application of innovation across a range of fields; sustainability, creative arts, science, technology, mathematics, engineering and social/emotional relationships.
Funds will be used for;
-the hire cost of equipment to project and display student movies, inventions and innovations
-professional printing and manufacturing costs to produce students innovations including publications, clothing and 3D printing
-resources for student workshops run by expert innovators
-classroom resources to enhance innovation and creativity every day at school
-advertising and promotional materials
-awards our young inventors competition
If you are unable to provide a financial donation we are also looking for in kind support for the festival. We are currently looking for local businesses and companies to provide prizes for our event and for our raffle to raise funds for Innovative and Inclusive education at Victoria Avenue Public School. We willl also need equipment to screen films and computer games designed by children, printing for advertising material and showcasing student work. We are also looking for members of our community who innovative in their work every day to donate their time to run workshops with students.
Prize donations are sought for:
Prizes for our Young Inventors Competition
Prizes for class and individual innovations
Lucky door prize
If you would like to become one of the Festival of Innovative Ideas sponsorship partners we would love to hear from you. You can contact the festival team directly via the email [email protected], give the school a call on 97431352.