Robotics World Championships

We need your help to get to Houston

Hastings Secondary College took part in the South Pacific competition held in Sydney. Their dedication and tenacity paid off with the team successfully taking out ‘Third Place’ overall and being awarded the ‘2017 Rookie All Star Award’, competing against students from Australia, China, Taiwan and Brazil.

Six of our eighteen robotics students were offered the opportunity to represent our region and its technology future. They battled it out against world teams testing their skills of problem solving, teamwork and collaboration at the FIRST® Robotics World Championships to be held in Houston, USA to an international audience of more than 100,000 people.

"If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say yes. Then learn how to do it later." -- Richard Branson

And... this is exactly what we did.

Our challenge is to continue to raise funding to cover our costs and are seeking your help by way of donation and or commitment to an ongoing partnership/sponsorship of our robotics program.

Donate today by:

  • Sending a Cheque made payable to Hastings Secondary College, Westport Campus, Findlay Avenue, Port Macquarie.
  • Electronic transfer through Westpac Banking Corporation BSB 032-001 Account Number 140925. Account Name: Hastings Secondary College Westport Administration Account. Please include reference: HSC Robotics.
  • Donating on line through our Go Fund me page - Help our Robotics Team 6508 Succeed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship will be acknowledged as part of our ongoing promotional program both internationally and locally, with opportunities for highly visible exposure, culminating in a major event on the return of our robotics team from the world championships.

For more information contact: William Holvast, Executive Principal on Ph: 6583 6400 or email or Jenn Smith, STEM on Ph: 6583 1844 or email.

Inspirational Video's

It's more than a Robot - its a lesson in humility, hardwork and collaboration.

The Rookie All Star Award goes to.... Hastings Secondary College

Hastings Secondary College semi-final action

Prime 7 News

Port Macquarie News

Check out some images of students working on our robot.

Our Lessons learnt as a Rookie Team in the 2017 First Robotics Competition