STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Problem solving!! STEM provides students with a complimentary learning space to develop a variety of thinking skills. Through Inquiry based learning tasks, students’ curiosity and ideas are encouraged to be followed as they make their own individual discoveries. STEM knowledge and skills are critical to facing current and future challenges. STEM is seen as vital for all our young people’s futures, regardless of their intended pathway.
At Hampton Park Primary School we have identified the importance of STEM to developing capable citizens of tomorrow, this is why all students from Foundation to Grade 6 have a weekly lesson in class and an additional lesson each week with a specialist teacher.
A continuum for STEM has been developed at Hampton Park Primary School to enhance student engagement and learning. Throughout the school STEM is segmented into focus areas, these are;
As an extra-curricula opportunities students in Grade 3-5 are encouraged to apply for STEM-Gineers program. This is a small group of students focussed on tackling advanced STEM problems. This has included students building quadcopters to record images of the school and building machines to make filament for our 3D printers.