About STEM

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In 2016, the students began to participate in STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Once a week, children in Grades 1-6 receive between 60 and 90 minutes of instruction designed to:

  • promote scientific enquiry and technological thinking
  • encourage collaboration
  • nourish curiosity and a sense of wonder
  • provide engaging hands-on experiences
  • foster effective communication
 


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During the early sessions of STEM, passers-by may have noticed children:

  • considering how to build the highest structure using just plastic cups and pop sticks
  • working out how to make simple electrical circuits using aluminium foil, batteries and light bulbs
  • observing, describing and explaining how sultanas move in fizzy water
  • sketching the Eiffel Tower and reflecting on the challenges faced by engineers  -- then and now – who plan to build the highest structures

STEM classes accommodate 16-18 students.

A mark for Science and Technology is provided at the end of each semester based on performance in the STEM class.

See more of the STEM program at
 


“The hand is the cutting-edge of the mind”
— Jacob Bronowski