Announcing the Australian #SNTGS Primary School Finalists & @UN Award Winners #techgirls #STEM #entrepreneurship #realtechsuperhero @UN

Australian Primary School Finalists

New South Wales

PERL SQUAD, DANEBANK ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS HURSTVILLE & ST PATRICK'S PRIMARY SCHOOL KOGARAH

Giving Goodness is an online charity application where people donate items they don’t require using a easy to use form. When you do submit a donation, the app will prompt you with a reminder email. Giving Goodness will partner with local charities, shelters and social workers who will use our app to see a list of donations ready for pick up. We want to help support the most vulnerable people within our community. The purpose of giving goodness is to reduce the time spent donating to various charities, whilst improving the lives of others who need our assistance to live. 

STEAMA6, EMANUEL SCHOOL

STEAMA 6 is an app created to empower girls and inspire them to get involved in STEM areas. This app is aimed at primary school students but especially girls. It encourages girls to see themselves as STEM superheroes through relatable female role models. Our app involves learning areas in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics and Astronomy. The low amount of women is STEM fields is constantly in the media. In our primary school alone, we know that more boys inspire to work in STEM than girls. Our app provides lesson plans, information about us, courses, games quizzes and much more. 

E.M.I TEAM, NORTHBRIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL & SAINT ANDREWS CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

Top Dog is an app aimed at new and old dog owners, it contains general information like the average food and exercise intake according to size. It contains in-app purchases from a crafty website called Redbubble which contains merchandise. Also with a quiz that identifies whether you are ready for a dog with information to get you started. We also include a map that allows you to find nearby dog-friendly locations, you can also talk to our friendly chatbot, Top Dog, which informs you how to report abuse. So whether you are new or old, Top Dog is for you. 

SUPERSTAR CODERS, SANTA SABINA COLLEGE

Share2Care is a mobile app that connects businesses and individuals to charities. Share2Care aims to reduce the number of food going to landfill, using this app. Consequently, charities can collect surplus products for distribution amongst the less fortunate community. When logged in, businesses, supermarkets and individuals are able to submit a post with their name, product, quantity, contact, and location. This data is then published on the map and search page, which charities can view and collect the items to give to the needy. Share2Care is a unique application focusing on donating discarded food (in good condition) to the poor. 

RWORLD, ST MARY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

WHY ISN’T ANYONE RECYCLING?!? This is a question that comes up a lot but most people don’t know the answer to this. Well, we know. Many people are not bothered, or maybe it’s because recycling is too much of a trouble to do! If you install our free app then recycling will become much easier to do. But what else is involved in recycling? REUSING! Which is also why we have made reshare - a program within the app to make reusing (or sharing) easier too. So help save our world by using Rworld!

Victoria

SUPER TECHIES, SHELFORD GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL

The My Active Buddies app will help motivate kids to enjoy active, healthy play in amazing local parks. The app is currently designed to connect 8-12 year old kids in the Glen Eira area with their community in a way that’s friendly - and fun!. The app promotes a park meet-up on the 1st Saturday of each month and shows how many kids plan to come, with a handy link to the City of Glen Eira website for the location of each park. The event details can also be easily shared with friends.

SUPER TECH GIRLS, SHELFORD GIRLS GRAMMAR

Over the past few years, we have noticed the harmful effects of the environment have been increasing rapidly. We all believe it is important to educate younger children about the threats to the environment and what they can do to make a difference. "TreeHouse" is an app designed to educate lower primary school students about the harmful effects of rubbish and pollution towards the environment. The app starts with login screen. Once login, it will go to main screen which has three section - Sky, Sea and Land and also has a Recycle and Waste. Each section in turn has educational video, a game and help section for the students to learn. The main screen also has section for Help, Settings, Feedback, About Us and Treehouse videos and games. All the app sections are kids friendly and focus on educating users on all aspects of the environment and how to save them. App inventor is used for coding the app, scratch for developing games, and Vimeo for developing app videos and iMovies for developing demo video and pitch videos. Tiny Db for storing user databases.

South Australia

TECH GIRLS BLACK FOREST, BLACK FOREST PRIMARY SCHOOL

Our app provides organization. It is an organising app like a calendar but with reminders and time schedules. It also includes stress-free tips and advice. The app doesn’t have a tick it off yourself system but gives reminders of when it should be done. This app is created for teenagers/teens starting high school. It will provide a safe environment for teens to put work, commitments or any other tasks they have to do on individual calendars. Our app is unique because it has reminders/alerts for when they should be working or doing something and when it’s due. 

FLOW, ST PETERS GIRLS SCHOOL

Our app’s mission is to improve the lives of kids with a disability, mental or learning difficulties through social connection and inclusion by providing a unique crowdsourced information resource. The idea of the app is to provide a way for kids to connect with each other and provide support through an anonymous moderated “posting system”, which allows them to ask and answer questions about the unique problems they face everyday. We will seek sponsorship from government and community to fund the development, monitoring and marketing of the app as well as providing opportunities to access professional care where required.

Western Australia

ANIMAL AWARENESS, ALL SAINTS COLLEGE

Our app is about raising awareness about endangered animal species. It is one of the few apps that teaches kids how to save endangered animals. This app is for kids who want animal species to survive and not become extinct. This app persuades kids to help animals keep their habitats. This app is made for children who don’t have education about endangered animals. This app helps everyone learn about the helpless, non-heard of animals from around WA. Every time your child completes a level, he\she will collect a daily prize. To make sure we save the animals, halt biodiversity loss!!!! 

SUPER4, ALL SAINTS COLLEGE

Our app provides Western Australian people with free education about recycling. It can help people to understand that if you do one thing it can lead to another helpful thing for our whole planet. It's a family game and you can play against family members and check your points to see if you are a good recycler. The player earns points to encourage them to recycle or re-use in real life then it becomes a habit. It also encourages them to have a worm farm, keep chickens, find a recycling place, and use a re-usable coffee cup. 

Queensland

MEDIREWARD, GOODNA STATE SCHOOL

Medireward is an app to help children remember to take their medicine. For children who do not like to take medicine, the app gives them tokens so they are motivated to take it. The idea is to support parents in remembering to give the medicine to their child and to reduce the amount of tantrums when giving medicine by allowing them to reward their child 

CAPTAIN TOTORO, WEST END STATE SCHOOL

The main purpose of our app is to give our busy road users the vital information they need if they hit an animal while driving. It also has a feature for users to exactly pinpoint the location of the injured or killed animals using GPS coordinates. These GPS coordinates can be used by animal rescue organisations like RSPCA and WIRES. Our app is not only for helping animals but it also has a ‘Kids Mode’ which is designed to educate young people around the native animals of Australia. This mode is has amazing information and it does not require wi-fi. 

HEALTHY HEROES, CITIPOINTE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Looking for ways to be healthier? Yes2HealthyLife does it all! It helps teenagers and adults live a healthier life.We know that your life is busy and you don’t always prioritise exercise ,healthy eating and sleeping but our app will help you make smart decisions. The daily goal tab is based on exercise and gives you activities to complete over a period of time. Most adults and teenagers have phones now and people try and search up different ways to look after your body but Yes2HealthyLife gives multiple options to exercise, sleep and eat. Yes2HealthyLife is a great option for you. 

SPORTY 6, MANSFIELD STATE SCHOOL 

The problems we are solving are related to Education and Health. Our app helps kids to actively travel to school and learn how to travel to school safety and independently. The app combines fitness, games and education towards walking to school safely. The app has a survey for school/ teachers to record how students travel to school eg. Walking, cycling, scooting, carpooling and public transport. Then if you actively travel you can unlock games and prizes you receive at school. You can enter your data daily to help you chances of progressing through levels of your game. 

CSS TEAM 3, CRAIGSLEA STATE SCHOOL

Our app connects people who needs translators in their everyday lives with volunteer translators to help them communicate. People who need translators and volunteer translators both go onto the app and create a profile. Then the people who need translators can search for a translator for the right day and language to help them out. We think that this app will help new migrants and refugees who have come to Australia and are learning conversational English. Our app provides a difference from other app because it is connecting people together, and creating a community for people who need it. People who are moving to a new country don't just need help with a new language, they need help with everything. 

TYPING TROOPS, GOODNA STATE SCHOOL

It is an app to calm people down. If you are having anger issues you can go on to the app and you could take your mind off your anger. You can do this by yoga, meditation, breathing in and out, listening to relaxing music, and taking your frustration out on the punching bag. So after you have done all the things in the app to calm you down and you’re not angry you will be happy again. 

MY PET PAL, GOOD NEWS LUTHERAN COLLEGE

Did you know that in the past year there were over 70,000 cases of animal abuse reported in Australia? The RSPCA is the Australian not-for-profit organisation that works to protect animals from cruelty; each year they rescue over 100,000 animals! Many cases of animal cruelty are due to animals being improperly cared for and examples include neglect and starvation. Our app, “My Pet Pal” aims to reduce this problem by educating the next generation of pet owners. “My Pet Pal” provides interactive information, games and quizzes that educate primary-school aged children about the responsibilities of pet ownership.

FUR AIDES, WEST END STATE SCHOOL

Want to save native animals while creating cute avatars? This app is what you need. Fur Aides is an awesome way to help wildlife: • Volunteer for animal carers • Browse galleries and add your photos • Sponsor your favourite animals and their supporters • Play quizzes and test your knowledge You’ll earn Paw Points to buy furry avatars. Meet other Fur Aides on our Blog and Instagram, or make your avatars into emoji and screensavers. Earn more Paw Points to buy crazy accessories! Enhancing your avatar is fun, and every point you earn helps to save the environment for our native creatures. 

REEF RANGERS,  ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PRIMARY SCHOOL, GLADSTONE

“Rubbish off the Reef” is an educational app that helps children between the ages of 7-11 decide which bin to place their lunch rubbish into. Our school currently does not recycle lunch rubbish because children were not correctly putting rubbish in the correct bins - general and recyclable. This meant that all the recyclable rubbish was contaminated and couldn’t be recycled. We hope with education, through the use of our app, we can have recycling bins put back into our lunch areas, reducing landfill and preventing litter ending up in our waterways. Children will play a sorting game to help them learn which bin to put common rubbish from their lunch boxes in. Their goal is to make the emoji smile. If they are incorrect with their bin choice the emoji frowns and they have another go. Rubbish off the Reef also includes links to websites that provide more information. 

Australian Primary School United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD - THE LAKERS, LAKE CLARENDON STATE SCHOOL (QLD)

Matches consumers with farms and creates relationships. Helps you find road side produce stalls using google maps it also shows you the prices that farmers have given us to put on our app. It will also show you what they sell and a quote that they have also given us. It will provide you with information about where they are whether it has seasonal produce or not. Our app is designed for adults in the Lockyer valley who sometimes think that the shops prices are a bit too much for them. It provides less handled fruit and vegetables.

COMMUNITY AWARD - SSC SCHOO-BER, SANTA SABINA COLLEGE

Schoo-ber is a school-based carpooling/ride-sharing app that is safe and easy to use. The number of cars on the roads are major contributors to our environmental problems. Most primary school children are driven to school by their parents, and mainly in a car with many empty seats. Our app gives parents from the Santa Sabina community the opportunity to get on board and help the environment, as well as our traffic problems.

EDUCATION AWARD - SUPER 5’S, MANSFIELD STATE SCHOOL (QLD)

The topic of our app is writing. We think that our app helps children by developing the skills and abilities of our young authors. There is a workshop for writing your own stories and also an editing space! Other people using this app such as peers can help give you feedback and suggest to improve while being positive. Writing prompts are included to extend beyond your imagination when you begin to write. This app also connects you to the community of writing, check out the library section to read stories written by other mini authors. Also, follow and become friends with others to be one of the first to see their latest posts. 

EDUCATION AWARD - PETFINDER, ST MARY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL (NSW)

Research has proven most missing pets are located close to their home. Our Petfinder app, helps pet owners locate missing pets by allowing them to create their pet’s profile with photo, name and breed. When a pet goes missing it activates pet owners and neighbourhoods to report and locate missing pets. When a neighbour locates a pet via the app, it will be taken to the vet to contact the pet’s owner and to check for injuries. The app will appeal to pet owners, council rangers, veterinary clinics and everyone in our community!

Education award - TECHIE TACOS, ALL SAINTS COLLEGE (WA)

We think education is the most important UN global goals and learning to read and write is part of this. Our app is designed for Year 1 and 2 students who struggle with their reading skills. Reading and spelling are connected, and this app helps with learning word families. The player reads a sound that is written on a basket at the bottom of the screen, Example OAT. You pick the apple that makes a word, Example G (G+OAT). If the incorrect answer is chosen, then a worm appears in the apple and encourages the player to keep trying. 

TECHIE TACOS, ALL SAINTS COLLEGE (WA)

We think education is the most important UN global goals and learning to read and write is part of this. Our app is designed for Year 1 and 2 students who struggle with their reading skills. Reading and spelling are connected, and this app helps with learning word families. The player reads a sound that is written on a basket at the bottom of the screen, Example OAT. You pick the apple that makes a word, Example G (G+OAT). If the incorrect answer is chosen, then a worm appears in the apple and encourages the player to keep trying. 

EDUCATION AWARD - COOL GIRLS, ALL SAINTS COLLEGE (WA)

Our product is an app to teach everyone how to become aware of treating animals properly. We are very committed to help animals live in the best environment they can, so this app teaches kids how important animals are in our world. Some features in this app are Games and Fun facts. One of our games is called Animal Dressing room where you must dress the animal fit for its environment. We want to make a difference in our environment and we hope our app will intrigue young people to learn about them too. 

ENVIRONMENT AWARD - ECO TEAM, CITIPOINTE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (QLD)

Have you ever seen rubbish lying around your school yard, your local park, a forest while you’re exploring the great outdoors, or seen plastic bottles floating past you in the ocean? This should not be happening! This is harming your environment., , Did you know that 5.2 trillion plastic bags are in our oceans! 700 of our precious marine species are in danger of becoming extinct because of human carelessness. Over 1 million birds are killed ruthlessly each year because of litter., As young people growing up in Australia, we are concerned about the amount of rubbish carelessly discarded in our environment. We are concerned that the next generation will never be able to learn about marine life. If this continues, the ecosystem will collapse, all because we are choosing to ignore the damage we are inflicting upon the Earth., Well, we have a solution! PROTECHT is a fun, interactive educational quiz app that teaches and informs primary students about the impact of their rubbish on the environment. It is important to be aware of our Earth because we only have one, and this is the app to test your knowledge. 

ENVIRONMENT AWARD - WESS WATERWISE, WEST END STATE SCHOOL (QLD)

Our app is called Water Wise. In the app there are two games and a store there is also an info page. When you open the app the first page is the log in page but you can also sign up. The sign-up button is located at the top. There is triangle located in a small box that will change you to sign-up screen when you press it. On the info page it tells you about us. In the store you purchase hats and faces for your avatar. You can also donate to water wise to help us to help the government to save water. 

EQUALITY - SISTTERS, GOOD NEWS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (QLD)

The “It’s in the Bag” app helps people donate to an annual charity drive run by Share the Dignity. The charity helps homeless women by providing essential items such as toiletries and hygiene products. The women who receive the bags feel appreciated and respected. There are about 4000 women in Brisbane who need help this very moment. Using the checklist in our app, people can easily see what items they have already collected or might need to collect to support the charity. Once a bag is filled, the app will tell the user where the local collection points are located.

HEALTH AWARD - FOOD PYRAMID, CITIPOINTE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (QLD)

Food Smart is an interactive research app that enables the user to choose and decide which foods are healthy options and good for their bodies. Food Smart teaches you to live healthily. You will learn to make smart decisions concerning your food choices which will help you to feel good. Sometimes you think you are making sensible choices but food or drink is actually full of sugar. Food Smart is aimed at 7 – 12 year olds as they are at a good age to form life long habits.

HEALTH AWARD - CONQUERIT! MOUNT GRAVATT EAST STATE SCHOOL (QLD)

Conquer it is an app that helps people whom experience anxiety as well as lack of organization skills. It provides uses with a wide range of optional strategies such as meditation, yoga and fitness which you can choses your level of difficulty as you go and pay for the full extreme version. Another advantage of "conquer" it is that it includes your very own mood track management system diary. Our app also contains a scan of your student ID and go-card. A great benefit is it is free from the app store and requires no wi-fi or internet. 

HEALTH AWARD - DM INNOVATORS, SANTA SABINA COLLEGE STRATHFIELD (NSW)

Our Minds and bodies are intertwined, the quality of a person’s physical and mental health is what we call wellbeing. A strong and healthy body is a combination of a positive attitude to exercise, nutrition and lifestyle. We created an app called BeeWell to support and nurture the health and wellbeing of children aged from 10-15. Our app consists of seven challenges that encourage children to be more physically active, and aware of the nutrition their body needs to function, like consuming fruit and enough water. The challenges are presented in a fun and interactive way, where children complete them with family and friends before posting their efforts onto a social community board. Are you ready to BeeWell?

PEACE AWARD - YUMMY PANDAS, WEST END STATE SCHOOL (QLD)

Our product is an anti-bullying app for children aged 5-17. This is because we wanted a wide variety of ages to expand our users. Our app will be fun and filled with information for the user to cope and get over cyberbullying. Our product will have large font, large buttons, bright colors, pictures, and will be targeted at the age of the child using the app. Why is Our Project important? Cyber bullying is a major issue for children, other young people, some of us have experienced it and bullying is not good for our mental health. Members of the Yummy Pandas team had experience of this sort of bullying. Who is it targeted at? This is an app available on all devices, is targeting children aged 5-17 is going regional. We are going to wait until later in the process to make it different languages. We have segmented our market into four areas, including information for parents. 

POVERTY AWARD - TEEN WORKS, GOLDEN BEACH STATE SCHOOL (QLD)

Are you ready to find your teen dream job but don’t think you have the skills you need? Teen Works is a solution to the problem many teens have when trying to find a job. Our App provides advice on how to be that successful applicant. No more worrying about how to present yourself, what to say and do. Teen Works has it all. Teen Works includes a categorised list of jobs suitable for your age group. This user-friendly App also allows employers to add jobs. So be job ready, build your knowledge and confidence with Teen Work. Teen Works makes your dream work!