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    • #173
      Emil Zankov

      Each year we’ll start a new thread for introductions.

      Welcome all members to our new website. To help get started in this forum, the intention is that you post a quick introduction which is viewable to non-DATTA SA members. This gives those considering a membership an idea of the range of educators available to connect with.

      Here goes then!

      I’m Emil, President of DATTA SA, currently teaching at PedareCC in the North East metro area. Teach digital technologies/robotics from Year 6-12 and have been involved with DATTA since 2008. Co-wrote the new Year 11/12 Digital Technologies subjects for SACE. Lots more to share so come join up as a DATTA member :P!

    • #332
      Philip Cranswick

      Hi I’m Phil, currently on long service leave. I’ve just moved to Adelaide and live in the North East metro area. I love teaching all of the Visual Arts – especially Ceramics and Photography, Technologies – especially Woodwork and Metal work, and pioneered and promoted the use of SolidWorks a industry standard CAD program in Victorian Schools since 2000. I have a special interest in Cradle to Cradle Design and am excited about the use of new and emerging technologies in the classroom.​ If your school may be needing someone with my experience, please contact me and I can forward my resume. I will be fully available from the start of Term II, 2018.

      • #437
        Emil Zankov

        Hi Phil,

        Well done on being the first to post. Great intro and hope you find the connections valuable. We’ll be putting up details of the upcoming AGM shortly in which you will be able to meet a number of DATTA SA members.


    • #479
      Tim Durst

      Hi I’m Tim.

      I’m currently studying Design and Technology teaching (Secondary) at UniSA. My background includes working in the commercial photography industry and more recently the Electrical, Security and Automation industries. I have been running my own business for 7 years and decided on a lifestyle change when i started a family. I also co-run a sporting club teaching students from 5yrs onwards.

    • #518
      Daniel Seymour


      Daniel Seymour here. I recently departed Heathfield HS to take up the position of STEM/Technologies Coordinator at the new Adelaide Botanic High School. I’m looking forward to making connections with many of you this year as we prepare the school to open in 2019. Lots of work to do, workshops to design, curriculum and projects to develop, etc. I’m certainly keen to share information with others about our progress. I’m looking forward to meeting up soon.


    • #575
      [email protected]

      Hi, I’m Glenda Lockley. I’m a Curriculum Support Project Officer in the NT based in Darwin. I cannot get to any hands-on workshops but I value the interactions with DATTA SA members. We are hoping to set up our association here in the NT, hopefully with links to DATTA SA. Looking forward to talking to you more about this Emil and Stephen.

    • #580
      Emil Zankov

      Great to see you both on here, clearly a wealth of members will mean many rich conversations to come.

    • #697

      Greetings to all from the Design and Technology team at Westminster School. We are:

      Brenton Minge – wood specialty
      Phil Rawlings – metal specialty and also our F1 in Schools team person
      Chris Graham – CAD specialty
      Harry Rankine – everything! Harry looks after us and our workshops
      Jude Depold – Fashion
      Claire Muirhead – Food Tech
      Kate Ward – Food Tech
      Darren McLachlan – Head of Faculty and Comm Products

      Hope everyone has a great year, and we are always happy to share ideas and opinions.

    • #749

      Hello all,

      Tom Oliphant here, after departing Blackwood High School I am now in my second year at Pembroke School as Assistant Head of Digital Technologies. Having a strong focus on Electronics and Advanced Technologies at Blackwood I have now looked at expanding into the development of Digital Technologies, looking forward to meeting many of you and forming some connections in the area. All the best.


    • #829


      I’m Liam from Goodwood Primary and I teach R-7 Technologies as a NIT teacher. I come from an ICT background, but I’m pretty new to the Design Tech element, so will probably be asking a lot of questions. We are currently playing around with getting some basic woodworking skills, eTextiles, food tech and 3D printing happening, and I’m exploring some options for laser cutting.

      Looking forward to making some connections with those who have a little more experience than myself!

    • #836
      Talia Zellmer

      Hi everybody 🙂

      I’m Talia 🙂 Just starting my third year of teaching and first year at Avenues College. I love working in the Woodwork and Photography, but I’ve taught in every area of Design and Tech up to Stage 1. I love trying to incorporate STEM into every course and get students to be creative.

      Looking forward to more PD this year and meeting new techies 😀

    • #859
      Finn Galindo

      Greetings My name is Finn Galindo,

      I’m a current DATTA Executive Member and 3rd Year D & T Teacher, currently teaching at Brighton Secondary School in the eastern Adelaide Metro.

      I have a full-time role primarily teaching STEM classes in years 9 to 11, I also run the F1 in Schools Program there, the largest STEM high school program in the world. Super keen on STEM in schools, keen to help schools start their development of F1iS.

    • #1066
      [email protected]

      Hello All,

      My name is Steve Murphy and I am one of the Directors of Graphics Arts Supplies at Kent Town SA, many of you may already know of our company and have dealt with us in the past. We are a specialist supplier in the Wide Format Printers and Supplies for printing. We are the SA Premier Epson Dealer in fine art, textiles and Technical printers as well as we now are a DJI DRONE Dealer.

      We are constantly working with new Technologies with in this arena and love working with students and teachers to help offer the best opportunities to the knowledge seekers.

      Having recently worked with a few schools we were advised of this site and thought it would be great to be apart of this forum and look forward to participating and presenting over the coming months.

    • #1077
      Emil Zankov

      Great to have you on here Steve – this forum will be a great way for you to communicate directly with the members. Thank you for joining!

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