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STEM Centre forms the base for future skills

Date: February 7, 2017

STEM

Students from three-year-old kinder through to Year 6 are set to benefit from the introduction of a specialist ‘STEM’ Centre at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and is widely talked about in the education sector, being a national priority closely linked to Australia’s productivity and economic future with the rapid growth of employment in STEM related fields.

The program encompasses a cross-disciplinary approach that aims to raise foundational skills in STEM learning areas, by developing mathematical, scientific and technological literacy while promoting the development of essential skills for the 21st century.

Specific skills such as robotics, electronics and coding will also be taught to improve the confidence of students and their capacity to transfer knowledge, understanding and practical ability across STEM subjects and contexts.

The STEM Centre will be highly engaging for students and an exciting addition to the many specialised opportunities on offer at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s Junior School.