What is STEM?

STEM integrates knowledge and skills from the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM uses real world contexts and authentic learning with students engaged in inquiry, problem solving, critical analysis and creative thinking. STEM is more than the sum of the individual disciplines. This integrated way of teaching and learning supports students to become confident and involved learners who are curious about their world.

Research provides insights into the importance of STEM education. Through project based learning, students engage in problem solving, investigation and design thinking that underpins scientific and mathematic processes. Students are better prepared for future work when they participate in STEM education.

STEM engages students as active participants in their own learning. Our teachers highlight the value of STEM and provide students with the problem solving and critical reasoning skills required to be prepared for new and emerging industries so that students can capitalise on the jobs of the future.

Educators, families and communities play a critical role in student experiences with STEM learning in everyday life, particularly in the early years when children are naturally curious about the world around them. Students engage through play-based exploration and investigation at home and school, building STEM skills that create a solid foundation for future learning.