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June 2019

Entries Update – End of Term 2, 2019 and map of participating EB Schools

By |June 28th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

The Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough is proving to be as popular as ever - from city to country, across State, Independent and Catholic schools, whether tiny, small, medium and large. Here, we have end of term 2 updates on both our current Entry Lists and our map of participating schools for you.

Eppalock PS Pushcart students win CSIRO CREST Award

By |June 26th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

Eppalock Primary School's Pushcart team have been awarded a coveted CSIRO Blue CREST Award! The Award recognises the fantastic way the students collaborated with Sam, a graduate engineer at THALES in Bendigo throughout their 2018 campaign. CREST stands for Creativity in Research, Engineering, Science and Technology.

Does your school want a mentor? Apply today!

By |June 18th, 2019|Assistance, Generally Newsworthy, Preparation, Team Manager Info|

Leading a team through the Energy Breakthrough can be richly rewarding and demanding – so it can be wonderful to have support from outside of your school to help give advice and extra input. Our Energy Breakthrough Mentor Program - set to re-launch in Term 3 this year - promises to offer up to 20 interested schools that support. Team Managers should complete an Expression of Interest form today!

May 2019

Position Vacant: Pushcart Coordinator

By |May 31st, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

Have you got what it takes to be our next Pushcarts Coordinator? We're looking for someone to take charge of this exciting category where students are challenged to assemble their cart in 20 minutes or less, complete a presentation and tackle our sprint, endurance and obstacle courses.

Position Vacant: Innovations In Technology Coordinator

By |May 31st, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

Have you got what it takes to be our next Innovations In Technology Coordinator? We're looking for someone to take charge of this exciting category that currently features the Crafty Design, Moving Water and the Junkyard Challenge - but could be expanded in the future.

Join us to talk “EB in the Classroom” on Thursday 9 May

By |May 3rd, 2019|Curriculum, Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy, Team Manager Info|

Program partner, the Country Education Partnership, is inviting you to a Webinar on Thursday 9 May 2019 to talk 'EB in the Classroom' to explore how different schools are integrating the Energy Breakthrough into their classrooms.

April 2019

March 2019

2019 Entries sell out in 34 seconds!

By |March 27th, 2019|Event Information, Event Preparation|

As the clock struck 07:59:59 this morning, teachers all around Australia were frantically refreshing their web pages to register into the biggest Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) event in their calendars, the Maryborough Energy Breakthrough. 

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Countdown to National Ride2School Day – Friday 22 March 2019

By |March 15th, 2019|Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy|

The countdown is on to National Ride2School Day - Friday 22 March - where Energy Breakthrough schools and students can join more than 350,000 students across the nation who will ride, walk, scoot and skate to school.

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Volunteer Engagement Surveys open for input

By |March 12th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

The Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) are currently developing a sustainability plan to ensure the ongoing success of the Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough. The Council have commissioned consultants ARC Ventures to undertake research to help develop this plan. ARC Ventures have launched an open invitation for volunteers and local residents to have their say on the Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough through two surveys: one for volunteers and another for residents of Maryborough and district.

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2019 School Handbooks: Ready for download

By |March 7th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

The 2019 Energy Breakthrough Schools Handbooks are now available to download! The different Handbooks offer key information for each of the categories: Innovations In Technology, Pushcarts, Human Powered Vehicles, TRYathlon and Energy Efficient Vehicles.

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Curriculum Resource Round-Up and Webinar

By |March 1st, 2019|Curriculum, Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy, Team Manager Info|

Calling all teachers: do you have curriculum resources that you use to support student's learning through the Energy Breakthrough? Yes! Great! We'd love to hear about what you use and how you use it with the hope that we can share these curriculum resources and ideas across all of the 155 schools that participate in the EB program each year. It's all part of our "Curriculum Resource Round-Up" being led by program partner, the Country Education Partnership, which will feature a Webinar on Thursday 9 May 2019.

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February 2019

Key Dates for 2019

By |February 19th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

We're gearing up for a very busy 2019, and we hope that you are, too! The Energy Breakthrough team have been exploring a number of new workshops and webinars that will deepen students learning opportunities and improve support for Team Managers, teachers and their schools in 2019.  Check out all the key dates you should be putting in your diary / calendar / app / noticeboard for 2019:

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2019 HPV, EEV and TRYathlon Specifications Released

By |February 19th, 2019|HPV, Hybrids, Team Manager Info|

New year, new rules! After publishing a set of draft rule changes under consideration last year, our Lead Scrutineers Michael McTigue and Tim White have gathered feedback, deliberated, discussed and now finalised the 2019 Energy Breakthrough Vehicle Specifications and Trial Regulations for HPV, EEV and TRYathlon teams.

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Past Energy Breakthrough participants Jason Lea and Chris Hamilton win 2019 Tour Down Under jerseys

By |February 1st, 2019|Alumni|

Past Energy Breakthrough participants Jason Lea and Chris Hamilton have won two of the four prize jerseys at the Santos 2019 Tour Down Under. Jason claimed the King of the Mountains jersey and Chris claiming the Best Young Rider jersey. We congratulate the two Bendigo boys who rode amazingly strong and smart races with great support from their teams.

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December 2018

Dates Confirmed – Lock in 20 – 24 Nov 2019

By |December 20th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

Co-ordinating partners, the Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) and the Country Education Partnership (CEP), have confirmed the event will roll back into Maryborough from Wednesday 20 November to Sunday 24 November 2019. Get those dates in your diary!

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Weeroona College Bendigo on the rebound

By |December 18th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

At Weeroona College Bendigo, the Energy Breakthrough is much more than an innovative four-day event, it is a chance to reinforce already strong community ties. The school's program - which began way back in 1999 - had gone through something of a 'dip' in recent years, but it's now bouncing back thanks to a fresh approach which looks beyond the 'Breakthrough.

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KidzFlip : 2018 Volunteers aiming to become Participants in 2019

By |December 13th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

If you walked by Corner Eight of track one at the Energy Breakthrough this year, you would have come across a policeman and a group of young adults, marshalling the infamous 'crash corner'.  These young adults were there day-and-night-and-day for this year’s Breakthrough, and the reason why is pretty special: part community service, part reconnaissance as KidzFlip prepares for a tilt at the Energy Breakthrough in 2019.

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New Kids on The Track – Pearcedale Primary School

By |December 11th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

For a new school to be participating in the Energy Breakthrough, it can be a pretty daunting experience. But not for newcomers Pearcedale Primary School from the Mornington Peninsula, who are attended their first Energy Breakthrough in 2018.

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