Bridge Building Podcast Episode 50: Datta Podcast: Andrew Devoy – Time to fly


Today, I’m speaking with Andrew Devoy. Andrew is the well, what we in the department call a head of department technology at the Marist College in Ashgrove and if you were to look back at the list of guests on this show you will see Andrew’s name as one of the very first.  There is a reason I want to have him back and that comes down to a very simple question.  When I ask him what exciting things are happening at your school, his eyes light up, he starts to speak and I can guarantee you there are always several exciting things happening.


Today, we talk about the future of the opportunities for his students and a new subject, a Certificate III in engineering that he is currently building, and his passion to share the processes and skills needed to first draw, then produce, and then fly. Of course, if you are going to introduce a new subject it should include a licence to fly, shouldn’t it.  I love talking to Andrew, he just makes me feel excited about this job we do, which is of course to help create sensational young people. 


Thank you Andy, I had a great time!





About the Bridge Building Podcast

“This is the place where we dissect and then discover the many ways ITD teachers all over this country are using their passion to create passionate students. We talk of measuring and manipulating a multitude of materials of design and divergent thought, of creation with our minds and with our hands. And most of all, we talk of growing great young people because of course that is what we do.”

So what does that mean other than I like to show off my alliteration skills? Since coming back to teaching a few years ago the thing that strikes me most, and frankly scared me most is how lonely this job is. How little we know about what is happening in our subject area. The classroom next door, a class in the next school, let alone the next town are a mystery to me. I know there are teachers out there doing incredible things and this (the podcast) is a way for me to find out and be inspired. I would like to invite you along to listen and learn, to be inspired by some of the sensational teachers I speak to on the “Bridge Building Podcast – from technology to the trades”


About the Podcast Host

Stephen Anderson is a Design Technology, Trade Training and accidental Science teacher at a small high school 2 hours North West of Brisbane.


Over To You

If you know someone who is doing something spectacular or just great fun in design and tech or in trade training, I would love to know about them.

Contact me through my email


Music by:

Viola Pink

My favourite busker from the Nanango markets.