War­wick SHS pro­gram judged top of the class

North Coast Weekender - - News -

WAR­WICK Se­nior High School has been na­tion­ally recog­nised for its fo­cus on science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths (STEM).

The school re­ceived the Best STEM Pro­gram prize at the 2018 Aus­tralian Ed­u­ca­tion Awards last Fri­day and was one of only two WA schools to be named among the 160 fi­nal­ists.

The award comes just weeks after four War­wick staff mem­bers were an­nounced as fi­nal­ists in the WA Ed­u­ca­tion Awards; three work in the STEAM ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram, which also in­cludes arts in the STEM fo­cus.

Prin­ci­pal Les­ley Win­tle said the award was ac­knowl­edge­ment of the school’s in­no­va­tive ap­proach to teach­ing stu­dents, and the skill and ded­i­ca­tion of staff, in­clud­ing pro­gram lead­ers Gra­ham John­son and Jeremy Caspersz.

“STEAM ed­u­ca­tion at War­wick is not an elite pro­gram for the best stu­dents; it’s for ev­ery­one,” she said.

“Gra­ham has a mantra – ‘ev­ery child, ev­ery class, ev­ery op­por­tu­nity’ – that cap­tures our ap­proach across the school in all ar­eas.”

War­wick Se­nior High School prin­ci­pal Les­ley Win­tle.

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