STEM suc­cess for lo­cal schools

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

North­ern sub­urbs schools named fi­nal­ists in the 2018 Gov­er­nor's School STEM (science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, maths) Awards.

SCHOOLS in Marmion, Darch and War­wick are among the fi­nal­ists for the 2018 Gov­er­nor’s School Stem (science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, maths) Awards.

Marmion Pri­mary School is one of six pri­mary cat­e­gory fi­nal­ists for the awards, while Ash­dale Sec­ondary Col­lege and War­wick Se­nior High School are fi­nal­ists for the sec­ondary cat­e­gory.

Marmion deputy prin­ci­pal Yvonne Darcey said the school was do­ing a trial with the Stem Ed­u­ca­tion Con­sor­tium this year that in­volved all 400 stu­dents from kindy to Year 6.

Mrs Darcey said the con­sor­tium had pro­vided pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment for teach­ers, who had pro­vided feed­back on the mod­ules through­out the year.

“It gave them a clear un­der­stand­ing of the ad­just­ments they needed to make and the things that were fan­tas­tic about the mod­ules,” she said.

“It needed to sup­port the maths, science and tech­nol­ogy cur­ricu­lum of the school.”

Teach­ers have been in­volved in a pro­gram with ECU to re­flect on the Stem pro­gram and video clips from the school will be pro­vided as a re­source for teach­ers across WA.

Staff also pre­sented at the Stem Ed­u­ca­tion Con­fer­ence on Septem­ber 16 and 17.

Judges will visit the school fi­nal­ists this month. Win­ners will be an­nounced on Novem­ber 26.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487089

Marmion Pri­mary School stu­dents James McIlveen, Jack Gurner, Edith Vo­gan and James Martin.

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