HELP is a social enterprise that exists to enhance the lifestyle and independence of people who live with disability. Kitsunei chose HELP as their Australian warehousing and logistics partner as we share common community, diversity and equal opportunity principles.
Our philosophy of 'circumstances do not define who we are and our potential; opportunity does', we believe is mirrored by the outstanding community focus that Help demonstrates.
JASON is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert D. Ballard. JASON provides curriculum and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for K-12 students, and high-quality professional development for teachers.
JASON has been used successfully in a wide variety of formal and informal education environments.
Ipswich State High School to develop a Kitsunei Centre of Excellence [KCE] embedded within the school’s new $7m STEM building.
The Australian Curriculum will be fully embedded in schools from 2021 and this represents a challenge for all schools as they are charged with delivering both General Capabilities and subject specific objectives. The Kitsunei Centre of Excellence will help teachers considerably. The Kitsunei Platform with its proven broad scope and application will be an invaluable STEM and STEAM resource for Ipswich teachers and their students.
As a teacher from Lockyer District High School I have found the Kitsunei blocks an invaluable tool for expanding the capability of the students. The blocks are suitable for a wide range of grades and have the flexibility that they can be utilised all the way up grade 12. The blocks and kits are really easy to use making the most of plug and play technology and are upgraded periodically to improve and problems with the existing platform. The programming is simple and straightforward and the students really enjoy the endless possibilities of real world problems that can be solved using the Kitsunei platform. You can make Kitsunei as simple or as complex as you want depending on the level of learners that you have. Overall a brilliant STEM resource that is highly recommended.
Dr Joel Goode - Teacher
The Kitsi kits have provided an accessible open ended platform for our students to design, develop and generate modern solutions to design problems. Our students have found the user interface simple to engage with and complex enough to add depth to their programs. The construction and form factor of the blocks themselves have been easy for our students to design around and the results are modern and sleek. Overall we’ve had great successes with the blocks and are excited to see how we can push their limits, if they have any.
Chris Clarke - Head of Department
As a platform that is applicable and accessible for students in Year 4-12, and beyond; Kitsi has provided the ideal suite of tools to support the development of 21st Century skills amongst students of diverse ages. This, in turn, has enabled us to build and enhance greater partnerships with our primary partners, developing both teacher and student capacity. The engagement with students and parents – both prospective and current – that Kitsi has enabled, has led to outstanding academic outcomes, community outcomes and most importantly, the intangible outcomes derived from true innovation and ideation.
Tony McCormack - Deputy Principal
The Kitsi blocks have enabled my year 9 STEM course to do things that only my year 12 Mechatronics ATAR would have the knowledge to do. The ability to rapidly program the electronics and concentrate on the problem solving has led to the pupils being far more creative with their ideas. This in turn has encouraged me to be more demanding in what I ask for, and to provide far more realistic “real world scenarios” for the pupils to work on.
Simon Tilley - STEM Coordinator