- The Governor's School STEM Awards recognise excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education
- Winners to be announced at awards ceremony in November
- The State Government is committed to increasing STEM participation to drive Western Australia's technological future
Science Minister Dave Kelly today announced the six public schools and one private school recognised for excellence in developing a strong STEM culture, and named as finalists in the 2020 Governor's School STEM Awards.
Now in its sixth year, the Governor's School STEM Awards recognise and celebrate primary and secondary schools that demonstrate leadership, advocacy, engagement and achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
The awards support the McGowan Government's STEM skills strategy and Take 2 STEM campaign, as well as highlight the importance of a whole-of-school STEM culture that positively impacts on students, parents and the community.
The finalist primary schools are (in alphabetical order):
- Brookman Primary School (Langford)
- Sacred Heart Primary School (Highgate)
- Tambrey Primary School (Karratha)
- Wembley Primary School (Wembley)
The finalist secondary schools are (in alphabetical order):
- Ashdale Secondary College (Darch)
- Cecil Andrews College (Seville Grove)
- Hampton Senior High School (Morley)
Prizes for both primary and secondary school categories include a $2,000 Leadership Excellence Award for the winner, a $1,000 Meritorious Leadership Award for the runner-up, and an excursion to Scitech for up to 90 students, or a DIY science kit for an entire term of lessons for both winners.
For more information, visit http://www.scitech.org.au/
Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly:
"The best future jobs will require STEM skills, so it's vitally important to instil in our schools a positive STEM culture that can help students prosper in life.
"The Governor's School STEM Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate Western Australian schools that shine in providing a strong STEM learning environment for their students.
"I'd like to congratulate the finalists for their work in fostering an environment of excellence, and for encouraging their staff, students and parents to champion STEM education."
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"The finalists of the Governor's School STEM Awards are schools that are leaders in our State, and play an important role in getting their students excited about STEM.
"I would like to thank educators across the State who are delivering innovative STEM programs for WA students.
"2020 has been a challenging period for our schools due to COVID-19, and I would like to thank our schools for going above and beyond to ensure students continue their education."
Comments attributed to the Hon. Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia:
"I would like to congratulate the schools named as finalists in this year's Governor's School STEM Awards, an initiative of my predecessor the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC.
"I proudly support these awards which celebrate excellence among school leadership teams in delivering outcomes critical to Western Australia's technological future.
"I look forward to learning more about each school and the enthusiasm of their students in learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics."
Science Minister's office - 6552 6100
Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700