Kinglake Primary School offers a dynamic, collaborative and engaging STEM program where students investigate, explore, make predictions and solve problems. Students have the opportunity to experience the joy of scientific discovery and nurture their curiosity about the world around them. The curriculum supports students to develop their scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues. Throughout their journey in the STEM program offered at Kinglake Primary School they develop critical and creative thinking skills and challenge themselves to identify questions, apply new knowledge, explain science phenomena and draw evidence-based conclusions using scientific methods.
We aim to support students in developing an interest in STEM by expanding their curiosity and willingness to explore and ask questions about the changing world. Throughout the course of a year students will investigate and utilize design principles, build their scientific thinking capacity, enhance and engage their IT skills to become rounded STEM thinkers. One of the guiding principles in our S.T.E.M. program is “Think, Make, Improve” where students are encouraged to take risks, explore ideas and theories to come up with novel answers to problem. This is facilitated by a collaborative learning environment where students enjoy communicating and justifying their findings and designs to fellow students and debating scientific arguments and claims.