Warwick Senior High School wins Best STEM Program prize at 2018 Australian Education Awards

Warwick Senior High School principal Lesley Wintle proudly displays the Australian Education Award.
Warwick Senior High School principal Lesley Wintle proudly displays the Australian Education Award.

WARWICK Senior High School has been nationally recognised for its focus on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

On Friday the school received the Best STEM Program prize at the 2018 Australian Education Awards and was one of only two WA schools to be named among the 160 finalists.

The award comes just weeks after four Warwick staff members were announced as finalists in the WA Education Awards – three of whom work in the STEAM education program, which also includes arts in the STEM focus.

Principal Lesley Wintle said the award was acknowledgement of the school’s innovative approach to teaching students and the skill and dedication of staff including program leaders Graham Johnson and Jeremy Caspersz.

“STEAM education at Warwick is not an elite program for the best students; it’s for everyone,” she said.

“Graham has a mantra, ‘every child, every class, every opportunity’ – that really does capture our approach across the school in all areas.

“We want to excite students about learning and the opportunities that can offer in the future.”