Penrhos College a finalist in Governor’s School STEM Awards


Penrhos College students Finlay Foster (Year 6), Stella McLaughlin (Year 11) and Katherine Qui (Year 8).Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d474871
Penrhos College students Finlay Foster (Year 6), Stella McLaughlin (Year 11) and Katherine Qui (Year 8).Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d474871

PENRHOS College has been recognised for its achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) after being announced as a finalist in the Governor’s School STEM Awards.

The school is a finalist in both the primary and senior school categories.

The awards, which were established in 2015, recognise the support and commitment of school principals and leadership teams in developing their schools’ STEM education programs.

The finalists were announced at a gala dinner on September 28, which commemorating the inaugural STEM Education Conference, attended by Science Minister Dave Kelly and WA Governor Kerry Sanderson.

Judges will visit the finalist schools next month, ahead of the awards ceremony at Government House on November 27.

Penrhos College has been a finalist in these awards for three years running, since their inception.

Principal Meg Melville said she was extremely proud of the College’s STEM program.

“The STEM program at Penrhos has continued to go from strength to strength over the past year,” she said.

“We have seen the opening of the Junior School STEM and Innovation Laboratory, hosted the Future Focused Learning STEM conference, and taken our passion for STEM ‘on the road’ as part of our recent country roadshow to Katanning and Manjimup.

“Our staff work tirelessly in support of the STEM program, and we are confident that the opportunities we are providing to our students will lay the foundations to prepare them for the workforce of tomorrow.”

The primary school category finalists are:
– Brookman Primary School (Langford)
– Penrhos College (Como)
– Perth College (Mt Lawley)
– St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (Karrinyup)

The senior school category finalists are:
– Comet Bay College (Secret Harbour)
– Hampton Senior High School (Morley)
– Penrhos College (Como)
– St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (Karrinyup)
– Warwick Senior High School (Warwick)

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