Lights, camera, action at St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Morwell

1 June 2023

Photo caption from left: Back row from left: Student presenters Alexa Nardone and Sam Cuschieri, Mr Paul Velten - Director of Catholic Education for Diocese of Sale (DOSCEL). Front from left Ayla Tolsma, Molly Claassens, Lachlan Mainella.

Students at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School at Morwell are excited to have a new dedicated podcast and streaming studio equipped with technology capable of broadcasting from any location.


Principal, Mr David Cooper, said the recent new school building development had provided an opportunity for a dedicated TV studio space for students to create live-streamed or pre-recorded videos to share with the St Vincent's School Community.


“The purchase of new video switcher technology has also opened new possibilities for students to film from any location and from four different camera angles to enhance live streaming visuals. This new technology complements the school’s existing digital audio mixer that has built-in effects and sounds.”


Mr Cooper said the students were utilising the studio in many ways, including pre-recorded weekly morning briefings, creating video assets, recording sport updates, interviews, readers theatre, languages program, newsletter updates, and live streaming assemblies to classrooms.

“The studio has enabled students to engage in technical aspects of operating the equipment, collaboration, and presenting,” he said.


During the schools recent Catholic Education Week celebrations, Grade 6 students put their skills to the test, interviewing Mr Paul Velten to find out more about his role as Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Sale.


The interview was pre-recorded and made available to the school community to view.


Mr Velten said it was wonderful to see the students' enthusiasm and passion for showcasing their learning and facilities to the community.


“This student-led podcast is a great example of the dedication of teaching staff in extending learning opportunities, to empower students to have a voice and to develop their skills. confidence and love of learning.”


“The school is committed to providing students with the latest technology to enhance their learning experience and prepare them for the future.