Hampton SHS named finalist in Governer’s School STEM Awards

Hampton Senior High School Year 9 student Janrey Angeles and Year 10 student Michel Pelias.
Hampton Senior High School Year 9 student Janrey Angeles and Year 10 student Michel Pelias.

HAMPTON Senior High School head of science Luke Chapman says the school’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program aims to teach skills that are transferrable to the workforce.

The school was nominated as a finalist for the 2017 Governor’s School STEM Awards last month.

Premier Mark McGowan will congratulate the school during a visit tomorrow.

Mr Chapman said it was nice to be recognised for the quality teaching and work the STEM program had produced over the last 10 years.

“It is a collaboration of people with science, technology, mathematics and engineering skills; bringing them all together to benefit the students rather than an actual subject,” he said.

“We do a real wide variety of different stuff around robotics and programming through to construction of things like wind turbines and solar cars.”

Mr Chapman said students would be building Formula 1 cars next year.

Year 9 student Janrey Angeles said the school gave students more opportunities outside the curriculum including STEM excursions.

Year 10 student Michel Pelias said the program helped students to pursue other careers.

The ceremony will be held at Government House on November 27.

The school will soon have a new STEM room and a partial ICT upgrade worth $160,000 following an election promise made by Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly.

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