In 2019 our school received a community grants through Roy Hill Foundation, FMG Community Grants, BHP Community Grants, and the Commonwealth.
The funding has been used to develop a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths) Lab.
Currently, the project has afforded many days of exciting activities in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Earth and Space Science.
With the incorporation of CSIRO’s Two Way Learning and On Country learning with local experts, the STEAM project has been quite successful and will only gain more relevancy in these crucial areas of the curriculum.
Our project has evolved into a school-wide STEAM program splitting up the entire school body into four groups that rotate between teachers on Fridays.
Each teacher has an area of focus:
- Science: Miss Leisa
- Technology: Ms Simpson
- Engineering: Mr Whaan
- Art: Ms Asplin and Ms Lucelle
While working with the STEM Network over the past year, we have made networks with many other schools, share our ideas and expertise. This is very exciting as we are now innovators of a specialised program and development that other remote locations can utilise.
Thanks to our high school students, Tristen and Karren, for designing out STEAM Lab sign.