iServi News | 13 December 2019 | Term 4, Week 9
On Monday 2 December Servite College hosted the State final for the Just Start It high school program. More than 100 members of the local community listened to the students’ pitches, including staff from Catholic Education Western Australia, City of Canning, City of Stirling and SEQTA, plus students from Cannington Senior High, Cecil Andrews College and John Forrest Secondary College.
Three Servite teams presented their business models:
- Dinna – a partnership with local farmers, looking to turn surplus and left over seasonal produce into simple recipes delivered to your door, catering for all family dietary needs and income levels.
- Ease In – a platform to assist workers, particularly migrants, into new employment opportunities and workplaces, allowing them to engage and interact in a unique and creative way.
- gAPPed – an educational app to gain student feedback on concepts learned during classroom lessons, informing teachers about students’ progress and individual learning styles.
The College’s teams placed second, third and fourth out of nine teams overall, and Dinna was extremely close to taking out the number one position. Although none of the teams managed to receive the top prize, the Ease In team have decided to continue work on their business ideas outside of the program. We wish them all the best in the future with these endeavours.
Well done to all the participating students who dedicated themselves to developing some truly innovative concepts.
Mr Kris Hailes and Mr Coby Henderson
Teachers – Humanities