St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ awarded Governor’s STEM award


Proud winners Helen Adams (from left, back), Caitlin Palmer, Rebecca Garas and Geraldine Drabble and (from left, front) Kara Kelly, Rubia Dorfman and Laura Frederic.
Proud winners Helen Adams (from left, back), Caitlin Palmer, Rebecca Garas and Geraldine Drabble and (from left, front) Kara Kelly, Rubia Dorfman and Laura Frederic.

ST Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School in Karrinyup was awarded the 2016 Governor’s School science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) Award at Government House.

The award identified the intellectually stimulating approaches the school took in STEM and how they integrated across all learning areas.

Governor Kerry Sanderson announced the winners at the recent ceremony.

The teachers ran regular Stem days for Kindergarten through to Year 6, where students were involved in a variety of learning experiences.

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Head of the junior school Helen Adams said the award showed student and staff commitment to the learning areas.

Junior school deputy Geraldine Drabble said Stem was part of the junior school curriculum.

“Stem has become the ‘gateway’ for our girls into future careers where creativity, critical thinking and collaborative team work are important,” she said.