This year Covenant was chosen as a STEM Academy Partner School with the University of Sydney. Through this partnership, Covenant staff will benefit from
training courses provided, networking and mentoring opportunities working with Sydney University and other partner schools.
At the end of November, group of six Secondary teachers from Science, Maths and TAS attended a three-day residential workshop to plan for our first pilot
project which will be implemented in 2019. Teachers spent time with academics and had the opportunity to see Sydney University’s Driverless Car and
talk to the researchers on about this project.
STEM stands for Science, Mathematics Engineering and Technology and the aim is to integrate these disciplines in our school. This will strengthen our students’
ability to solve real world problems and build resilience through project-based tasks.
Covenant already provides some opportunities in STEM in Secondary school, including the Engineering Challenge Day for Year 9 and 10 with the University
of Newcastle, STEM activity days for Year 7 and a Robotics club.
The partnership with Sydney University will help us expand our program to make STEM part of the curriculum accessible to all Secondary students.
Watch this space for more details in the new year!
Science and Physics Teacher