Our students live in a world that is ever changing therefore it is vital that they have the opportunity to develop the skills and understanding to reach their full potential. STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is a curriculum approach based on the idea of educating students in these four specific disciplines using an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Each has a critical role to play but also enables discovery and progress in other fields. STEM is a fantastic way for our students to develop their 21st century thinking skills.
Students experience STEM in a variety of ways at Eatons Hill. Students can engage in the school’s lunchtime STEM club that allows for opportunities to extend and develop or students passion for STEM. Students also engage in STEM related activities in their classroom every year. Teachers have developed exciting and engaging units that incorporate a combination of the STEM areas. A fantastic example of this is the year 5 City X project and year 6 Cambodian Connections. Both of these units integrate a range of STEM areas and really develop of students entrepreneur skills. In addition, throughout the year, competitions run through the school newsletter along with ideas for families to engage in STEM.
Students from years 1-6 are nominated by their teacher to participate in a lunchtime STEM program. Students engage in a variety of activities that explore the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM club runs in the Innovation Hub that was kindly jointly funded by the school and P&C.
STEM Club session times
|Years 5 & 6||Tuesday||11:15 – 11:45 |
|Year 4||Wednesday||11:15 – 11:45|
|Year 3||Thursday||11:15 – 11:45|
|Year 2||Friday||11:15 – 11:45|
|Year 1||Monday & Wednesday||1:40 – 2:00 (1L, 1JC & 1O)|
|Year 1||Tuesday & Thursday||1:40 – 2:00 (1S, 1A, 1F & 1TC)|