Applications For Governor’s School STEM Awards Open Until 22 August 2017

Applications For Governor’s School STEM Awards Open Until 22 August 2017

Western Australia Minister for Science Dave Kelly

Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

Launch Of Governor’s School STEM Awards

Victor P Taffa

  • Applications for the 2017 Governor’s School STEM Awards open from today until August 22, 2017
  • Awards, open to all primary and secondary schools in Western Australia, recognise excellence in STEM education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Science Minister Dave Kelly and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery thanked Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia for 2017 Governor’s School STEM Awards.

STEM awards, now in their third consecutive year, encourage best practice in STEM education in WA schools by recognising school principals and leadership teams for their support and leadership in developing their schools’ STEM education programs during 2017.

“Governor’s ambassadorship recognises the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to Western Australia.” Minister for Science Dave Kelly said.

In a world in which 75 % of fast-growing occupations require STEM skills, the awards aim to enhance student interest and achievement in STEM learning from a young age by encouraging schools as early facilitators of STEM education.

WA Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prizes for primary and secondary schools include:

  • $2,000 Leadership Excellence Award (winner)
  • $1,000 Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up)
  • an invitation for a number of staff and students to visit Government House including a house tour and refreshments
  • A Scitech visit for up to 90 students.