2021 Seminar Program – Seminar 1

2021 Seminar Program started at Melrose High School with Peter Kabaila presenting. Peter is anIMG_2631

Archaeologist, architect and author of Aboriginal pre-history and presented an interesting Seminar where teachers can use history and facts found by archaeologist of the manufacturing of stone technology. A highlight of the seminar was the history of rock technology and the ability of early civilisations to create tools and weapons to survive.   




     Kabaila Peter









The 2020 Teacher Excellence Awards were held at the Yowani Golf Club in October. 

The selection committee selected Andrew Lofthouse – Marist College Canberra for the 2020 Technology Teacher Excellence Award shown here receiving the award from David Kurthi (President – DATTA ACT).


Congratulations also to Paul Kinsella – Canberra High School who received the 2020-DATTA ACT Merit Award2020 DATTA ACT Merit Certificate receiving the award from John Bowyer (DATTA ACT Vice-President).


The 2019 Teacher Excellence Awards were held at the REX Hotel in September with the following 2019-SHteachers being selected for Awards;

Congratulations to Steven Hackett (Daramalan College) being awarded the 2019 Technology Teacher Excellence Award receiving his award from Kurt Seemann (Assoc. Professor, School of Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne)



Taylor Britton (Kingsford Smith School) awarded the 2019 Technology Teacher Merit Certificate receiving his award from Ruth Thompson (Past President NSW Institute of Industrial Technology)


2018 Technology Teacher of the Year Excellence Award

Rod Crafter – St Francis Xavier College

2018 Technology Teacher Merit Certificate

Jade Hoitink – Namadji School

2017 Technology Teacher of the Year Excellence Award

Janette Kline – Daramalan College

The 2017 Technology Teacher Excellence Award was presented to Janette Kline from Daramalan College by DATTA ACT Life Member – Gayle Jenkins at the Yowani Country Club, Lyneham.


2016 Technology Teacher of the Year Excellence Award

DATTA ACT hosted the 2016 Technology Teacher Awards on Lake Burley Griffin in September. screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-8-57-11-pmThe announced of the awardee was made by Professor Lyndon Anderson (University of Canberra), Cathleen Jackson – Radford College technology teacher was awarded the top award for exception teaching.

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Technology Teacher Merit Certificate was award to James Watt from UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra

2015 Technology Teacher of the Year Excellence Award                              

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Technology Teacher Merit Award  – Rob Harrington – Hawker College

2014 Technology Teacher of the Year Excellence Award

DSC_00432014 – Alex Reid and Stephen Thearle who were joint awardees of the 2014 DATTA ACT Technology Teacher of the Year.

Gayle Jenkins receiving a Life Award for services to the Design and Technology Teachers Association ACT and DATTA Australia from David Kurthi – President DATTA ACT.