We are a co-ed / all boys school - will you teach boys?
Absolutely! Our program is gender neutral and just as much fun for boys as it is for girls. However we do stipulate that girls and boys are trained separately in high school. This is because they have different learning styles and we want to ensure that we cater for this, particularly with respect to building girls' confidence with the technology.
What age groups do you cater for?
We will teach all ages. We have a Prep - Year 4 program that uses rolling drones and a drone flying program for Grades 5 and up.
I’m a teacher, what support do you provide me?
We provide teacher professional development workshops to ensure that what we teach when we visit your school can then be continued in the classroom. We know that this is new technology and that teachers are busy people. So we have done the hard work for you and can provide ready made lesson plans and resources to meet the Australian Curriculum outcomes.
I'm an adult, can you teach me too?
Of course! We have programs specifically for adults and are also flexible in designing something to suit your needs. Our program has a strong foundation in geospatial technology so we have a mapping flavour to our training.
Are your school programs mapped against the Australia Curriculum and Digital Technologies learning area?
Yes, our programs are designed by qualified teachers and tertiary educators. They are mapped against the Australian Curriculum so teachers have confidence that the program provides real life outcomes.
If you do a program with us, you will have access to our library of resources for teachers, such as lesson plans and assessment sheets.
Are your programs really designed by qualified teachers and university lecturers?
Yes, our co-founder, Dr Karen Joyce has been engaged in tertiary teaching since 1999. Karen has led the creation of the program content with qualified teachers reviewing and adding to the resources.
Are all your instructors trained through a comprehensive multi-day training program?
Yes. All our instructors are required to attend a minimum two-day training course where they are trained and assessed. Our instructors are chosen against a competitive recruitment process.
Ongoing training and mentoring is a key part of our instructors ongoing professional development.
Can I get my Remote Pilot's License (RePL) through She Flies?
No, we are not providers of this level of training. However graduates of a She Flies program will have a head start in drone flight when undertaking an RePL course.
Our adult mapping workshops provide training and experience above and beyond what is addressed in RePL certification.
What will it take to bring She Flies to my town or school?
We will go wherever demand takes us! If we aren't already scheduled to come to your town or school, get a group of people together and get in contact with us. The more people you have, the cheaper the price will be to cover instructor travel expenses. We do have instructors around the country!
How much do your programs cost?
We have different pricing structures for corporate and educational programs. We also develop packages specific to your needs so please contact us to discuss.
Prices are affected by the number of drones you need, whether or not you loan or buy them, and how far the instructor needs to travel to teach the program.
Does the Head Instructor hold a CASA Remote Pilot Licence?
Yes, our Chief Education Officer, Dr Karen Joyce holds a RePL for flying drones up to 7kg.
Do you hold Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aviation grade insurance for public liability?
Yes, She Flies holds a $20M Premises Liability aviation grade insurance policy.