GATE Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
It is with great excitement and anticipation that we offer selected students a GATE STEM program.
You may be asking yourself, what is STEM? STEM is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. The Department of Education’s ‘Focus 2016’ document states that for high expectations of success for every student in every school we should ‘emphasise instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)’. The focus of this course is for our students to be ‘Innovative, Motivated and Inspired’.
Our STEM program will include an engineering component, where students will be creating fascinating objects through the use of our new 3D Printer. This will include a thorough Plan-Prepare-Create-Evaluate process designed to provide students with ‘Real World’ problems to solve. GATE STEM includes an introduction to Robotics, using the NXT Mindstorms program and software. This provides students with explicit coding experiences designed to solve complex projects. It also follows a very detailed building and programming component to ensure robots are operated appropriately.
If you would like any further information on our GATE STEM program please enquire through the front office.