STEM Program

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School has a solid program to implement and develop cross-curricular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects through all year levels.

National STEM school education initiatives are focussed on the development of skills in cross-disciplinary, critical and creative thinking, problem solving and digital technologies, which are essential in all 21st century occupations. This is critical in ensuring that all young Australians are equipped with the necessary STEM skills and knowledge that they will need to succeed.

Lindisfarne has entered into a partnership with the University of Sydney’s STEM Enrichment Academy. Established in 2014 and the first of its kind in Australia, the Academy offers knowledge, skills, support and resources to enable teachers to make a real change in their classroom teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.

Lindisfarne is fortunate to have a team of highly experienced cross-disciplinary teachers with extensive industry experience in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. These teachers are driving our STEM initiatives throughout the school and bringing their skills and expertise to the classroom for the benefit of our students.

2017 will see the introduction of cross-curricular, project-based learning in Stage 4 and Stage 5 Mathematics, Science and Technology subjects. These projects will be based on locally relevant themes such as sustainable, environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient housing, and will give our students the opportunity to design creative solutions to real community problems, and of course to learn the science, mathematics and digital technology skills along the way.

Lindisfarne recognises the important role Digital Technology has to play in developing successful students. Deep engagement with computer coding partnered with a solid foundation in mathematics and science helps students to develop higher order logical thinking and problem-solving skills. 2017 will also see the introduction of a greater focus placed on coding in the classroom and as a means of providing further enrichment and engagement with Mathematics and Science.