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STEM Centre

STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (incorporating Physics and Chemistry).

The DfE STEM Learning strategy has transformed public education to enable students at every level of schooling to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in STEM subjects and to apply that learning to shape their world.

Importance of STEM skills

75% of jobs in the next 10 years will need STEM skills.

The STEM Works program will give our teachers the facilities they need to:

  • inspire innovation and creativity
  • stimulate imagination
  • challenge students
  • encourage future innovation and productivity.

STEM approach to teaching

The STEM approach to teaching and learning gives students the opportunity to work on challenging problems and projects.

Hands-on practical activities help learners:

  • experiment  
  • use new technologies
  • test ideas
  • make and create innovative solutions to real, complex problems through the Engineering Design Process.

Relationships with local industries and communities are also important to both teacher and student learning.

What STEM students learn

STEM looks different across every class at every school. Here are some examples of what students learning STEM could be engaged in: 

  • coding
  • designing and building prototypes like windmills, solar cars and water sampling technologies
  • the Engineers Without Borders project, which designs and develops solutions for humanitarian problems like solar cookers, water filtration systems and solar lighting
  • agri-science and agricultural engineering
  • robotics
  • working with local industries and communities such as Lockheed Martin, Parafield Airport and General Motors Holden
  • developing technical and engineering skills to troubleshoot the source of a problem, repair a machine or debug an operating system.