Learning and Teaching

STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Through STEM, students develop key skills including:

  • problem solving
  • creativity
  • critical analysis
  • teamwork
  • independent thinking
  • initiative
  • communication
  • digital literacy.

Year 5 and 6 Learning Community incursion

Next Friday 9th September, the Year 5 and 6 Learning Community will participate in an incursion facilitated by engineers from Boeing. As part of Boeing’s community engagement group REACH, they are developing a number of STEM outreach workshops targeted towards primary school children, specifically Years 4-6.

The workshops aim to:

  • Introduce students to the world of STEM and provide a glimpse of the exciting future careers they can get involved in.
  • Provide real-world examples of STEM careers, specifically those in the Aerospace industry.
  • Inspire students to continue to engage with math and science going into high school and beyond.

The students will participate in a design challenge. They will work in groups to design model rockets. The Boeing engineers will then conduct a rocket launching test using a ‘stomp’ style launcher they have designed. 

The incursion sounds like it will be great fun! The students will learn about STEM and the many different ways STEM is present in our world. 

We will share more information and photos in the coming weeks!

Learn more about STEM

Learning about STEM is also fun. Explore our solar system at NASA, check out Science Buddies or visit Australia's national science channel.

  • Ever dreamt of becoming an Astronaut? Explore our solar system at NASA.
  • Do you enjoy watching fun videos to learn how things work? Then visit Australia's national science channel, RiAus.
  • Got any science questions? Why not 'Ask Dr Universe'.
  • Are you interested to learn how to code? Then check out Code.org.

Deborah Courtney

Director of Learning and Teaching