| We have some exciting news for you!
Last year, when surveying our parents and students, we found that our community was looking for a bigger push in the direction of STEM and technology. We took this into consideration when planning for our new year and we now have a revitalised STEM space under the guidance of Miss Layton who has some very exciting initiatives in the pipeline, especially in the technology space. Hear what she has to say;
STEM at Lake Heights Public School
STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. At Lake Heights Public School, we want to challenge, equip and empower students with the skills to succeed and solve authentic problems for the ever-changing and complex world around them.
Students will participate in a range of STEM activities that foster capabilities and key skills including: curiosity, problem solving, creativity, critical analysis, collaboration, independent thinking, logical reasoning, initiative and perseverance, communication, digital literacy and digital technology skills.
To kick-start our STEM program in Term One, students have engaged in a variety of hands-on challenges that have required them to collaborate with their peers, work as a team and use communication skills to problem-solve. It was inspiring to see so many students tackle these challenges with a positive attitude and a never-give-up mentality!
Remember to watch this space for a range of exciting STEM related updates! HINT - Term One will see students develop computational thinking skills as they engage in coding and robotics using Sphero robots.
I look forward to helping students develop STEM skills which will support them in succeeding at school and beyond!
Click on the video below to see some of our STEM fun so far: