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Boeing Excellence Program

​Boeing Excellence Program

 

The Balmoral State High School Boeing excellence program is a successful partnership between Boeing defence Australia and the students of Balmoral High. The program promotes meaningful and exciting learning experiences for students which are driven not by teachers but by the students themselves. The Boeing excellence program aims to teach students to work efficiently and independently in a team, while giving students the chance to experience a real-life work environment.

The team started in 2004 under the name Boeing enterprise team. It has since progressed into a leading Team within the school with a total of 24 students ranging from grade 7 to 12. Students of all ages and skill sets from science to sport are encouraged to apply as we value differences in perspectives and ideas that help to build a fun and well thought out project that we can all be proud of.

The Boeing enterprise team is a highly sought-after role within the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for younger students to meet other students of all ages and gain time management and teamwork skills that are required for their high school journeys. For older students in grades 11 and 12 the team is about focusing on your leadership skills so that everyone feels included in the project. Older students have also had the opportunity to make connections with business men and women which may and has in the past lead them forward to career opportunities.

The Boeing Excellence Program is an exclusive program. Currently, there are 25 people are in the program with 11 seniors (grade 10-12) and 14 juniors (grade 7-9). All students are expected to show commitment to the program and their role in the team. All students take the initiative when they join this team to balance school work while also completing the tasks set by the team.

Students meet every week to discuss projects, thoughts and topics. Excursions are also a big part of the Boeing program; it gives students the opportunity to gain real world work experience. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in. Activities such fun and interesting projects and even future internships are part of being a member in this program.

 

The group has had the chance to:

·         Visit Virgin Australia training centre (Brisbane Airport)

·         Regularly visit Boeing Defence Australia Headquarters, where projects are presented to head executives of Boeing in a highly formal setting

·         Visit RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre to look around and observe the history of the Royal Australian Air Force

·         Use flight simulators


 

Past projects include:

·         Multimedia promotional Images project.

·         Production of an employee handbook for the staff at Boeing’s Williamtown Base in NSW

·         Design of a ‘survival kit’ for Boeing employees on exchange from the United States

·         Design of intra-net website for Boeing’s Environmental Awareness Program

·         Development of destination guides and in-service CD’s for staff working in Tel Aviv, Seoul, and UAE

·         Organization of NAIDOC week celebrations at Boeing Headquarters

·         Design and creation of a Boeing app (including a coded and complete game)

·         Creation of a Website for the Boeing excellence program

·         Production of a data base to track Unmanned Aircraft Systems