STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – covers a wide range of disciplines and skills, which are increasingly in demand in our rapidly changing world. STEM skills and knowledge are important for all stages of our learning, jobs and everyday lives.
STEM education covers the specific knowledge and skills found in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. STEM knowledge and skills are embedded within the Victorian Curriculum, in Mathematics, Science, Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies. Our STEM program brings these key learning areas together and also develops capabilities such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration and ethical decision making. Our students work with their classroom teacher in weekly STEM lessons that allow them to explore and develop their skills.
We also have a partnership with the CSIRO STEM Professionals in Schools program. STEM Professionals in Schools is a national volunteer program that facilitates partnerships between schools and industry to bring real STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) into the classroom.