Category: K-12


Lowanna College replaces BYOD, strives to turn “good to great”

The vision of Lowanna College is to help its students “achieve excellence in their endeavours – whatever that means for them.” Based in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley Lowanna has around 900 students spanning years 7-12. Starting with 2020’s Year 7 cohort the school is taking a fresh approach to technology and moving away from BYOD (bring your own device) which it... Read more


St Barbara’s Parish School uses Teams to overcome distance and streamline STEM learning

At Roxby Downs, in remote South Australia, students at St Barbara’s Parish School are using Microsoft Teams to help design weather stations and work with the Bureau of Meteorology. Naomi Harris works four days a week at nearby Olympic Dam – but on Fridays she teaches digital design, technology and science at St Barbara’s Parish School. Established in 2000, St... Read more


Announcing AI Business School for Education

We live in an ever more digital, connected world. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the opportunity we have to provide truly personalised, accessible learning and experiences to all students around the world is now upon us. Leaders in education have the opportunity to dramatically impact outcomes more than ever, from changing the way in which they engage with... Read more


Announcing our new podcast: Artificial Intelligence in Education

Dan Bowen and Ray Fleming, from our Microsoft Australia Education team, have put their voices together to create a new podcast series, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education Podcast. Over the coming weeks they'll be talking about what artificial intelligence is, and what it  could be used for in schools, colleges and universities. It isn't a technical conversation, but... Read more


St Francis Xavier College unleashes Teams power with teachers-first strategy

Parachuting new technology into the classroom and simply hoping for the best is at best wildly optimistic. Certainly it was not an approach that resonated for Phil Sakellaridis, Director of Digital Learning at St Francis Xavier College, one of Australia’s largest secondary schools with 3200 students and 490 staff spread across three campuses in Melbourne’s south... Read more


AI for Good Challenge uncovers tomorrow’s innovators in Australia’s schools today

About the Challenge The world that students will enter as adults will be different to the world we inhabit today – not least because many of those students will help design it. Microsoft’s AI for Good Challenge was designed as an opportunity for all high school students to ideate solutions that use artificial intelligence to make a positive impact in their world. The... Read more