What is STEM
Through STEM education Kew High School aims to link the four cohesive disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics promoting twenty-first century skills.
STEM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are investigated in real-world contexts, to better prepare our students for the future world of work.
We already have an excellent STEM Program at Kew, and we want to extend it to have a greater impact on our students and greater reach to local primary schools and regional Victorian schools.
“An estimated 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and knowledge.”
The STEM Centre
The plan is to replace two ageing single story science portables with a purpose built multi-story extension to the current school building. The additional space will also provide a base for Year 7 students, as they transition into high school.
The STEM Centre will support education in other schools. In particular, Kew High’s STEM education already reaches out to local primary schools in Kew, Ivanhoe and Alphington.
The STEM Centre will reach even further to Regional Victoria.
October 23rd, 2018
The Minister thanked Kew High and advised the Department would consider the proposal and respond.
How you can help
1. Write to the Minister for Education,
The Hon. James Merlino, Level 3, 1 Treasury Place,
East Melbourne, VIC3002; firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Spread the word to community leaders, politicians, school alumni, etc. Send them a link to this page
3. Support our communications and fundraising efforts, offer to help promote the STEM Centre