STEM Academy competition

The STEM Academy is an academic excellence program for high achieving students of St Luke’s College in 2019, commencing this term. It has been specifically designed to extend student learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students in Years 7 to 9 have been selected to take part in this program based on their academic results in the areas of Science and Mathematics this year, with limited places available only to our highest achieving students. I would like to congratulate the following students for accepting their invitations:

Year 7:

Year 8:

Year 9:

Isabelle Alves
Elijah Bruyns
Charlie Foster
Teniel Hadley
Tobie Oosthuizen
Esther Willett-Green

Jesse Adams
Katelyn Cox
Heleina De Guzman
Jacob Faux
Nitya Malik
Jamie Payne

Lilian Balinski
Caleb Bruyns
Ben Gathmann-Brandt
Seth Hambley
Astyn Wigley

As part of this program, students will attend STEM Academy sessions that will be scheduled during school time and are designed to enhance their problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills while participating in engaging, meaningful and challenging tasks. In addition to these sessions, students will have the opportunity to enter project-based STEM competitions while receiving mentorship from STEM staff.

At St Luke’s College, we seek to individualise learning for our gifted and talented students. This program will support the students’ individual strengths and areas of interest through a project learning approach. Students will also be extended and challenged through a variety of activities that have been designed to engage them in learning beyond what they would experience in the classroom.

We are all very excited to see the projects that these talented students come up with and look forward to showcasing them towards the end of Term 4.

Mr Cameron Broad
STEM Academy Coordinator