Armadale Senior High School

Specialist ICT Program Newsletter

Just Start IT

An 18 week technology Start Up training competition with over 30 schools.


Just Start IT Ltd


  • is a multi-dimensional mentor lead program that crosses industries and generations
  • aims to build a force of business and technology savvy job creators, not a force of job dependents
  • is endorsed by WACE as a Personal Development Program, and counts 5 points towards the TEE score
  • ticks every box in the Microsoft 21st Century Learning Pedagogy
  • is available to run in all High Schools as part of the curriculum or as an extracurricular activity
  • is currently being trialled as a VET program for Cert I, II and III in Business and Cert I in IT

Students working at the cutting edge.

Our Specialist ICT Students from years 7-10 are engaged in many exciting activities;
  • Year 7-8s - In-class competition to design a technology solution to young people's problems working with Year 6 students from surrounding Primary Schools
  • Year 9s competing in a National Coding Competition - NCSS Challenge
  • Year 10's - 18 week inter-school Technology Start-Up competition with $5000 prize money - a bit like the TV Show Shark Tank - Just Start IT
  • Year 7-9s are off to Sci Tech to explore space and beyond in Week 10 of this term.
  • Year 10s are completing a Certificate 1 in Information, Digital Media and Technology with the Australian Institute of Technology next Semester.
  • Students are video editing, making games, doing a Cyber Safety competition and learning to code!

Some things we are doing;

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Armadale SHS ICT Specialist Program

For students who love technology! ICT is the fastest growing industry area and will be into the future. There are great job prospects in a diverse range of areas in ICT. ASHS has great Senior programs for Specialist ICT Graduates to take; Certificate 2 and 3 in IDMT, ATAR and General - Applied Information Technology and CISCO Information Technology Essentials.

Year 10 - Just Start IT - In school Pitch OFF

Thursday, June 18th, 12:15pm

169 South Western Highway

Armadale, WA

In the Performing Arts Centre during session 4. Parents are welcome to attend to watch the students 'Pitch' their idea to a panel of judges to be selected to represent the school at the Inter-school Pitch-offs in Perth. More on that soon. Please RSVP - (08) 9497 6459 - John Townley
JustStartIt Video