STEM success for local schools
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.
Marmion Primary School students James McIlveen, Jack Gurner, Edith Vogan and James Martin.