The Governor’s School STEM Awards (the Awards) were established in 2015 to recognise the support and commitment of school principals and leadership teams in developing their schools' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs. In doing so, the Awards aim to raise awareness of the importance of STEM education among school leadership and incentivise them to support their teachers in undertaking STEM initiatives.
The Awards identify high-quality outcomes and approaches in STEM subjects as well as in the way STEM teaching is integrated across learning areas.
Congratulations to all participating schools and thanks to The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, for championing this initiative celebrating school achievements in STEM.
Winners Announced for 2018 Governor’s School STEM Awards
Congratulations to winners of the Leadership Excellence Award (winner) Brookman Primary School and Warwick Senior High School and the winners of the Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up) Perth College (primary school category) and Comet Bay College (secondary school category).
Championed by the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, these awards recognise excellence in STEM leadership and achievements in Western Australian schools.
Winners were jointly announced by the Hon Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Science, and the Hon Sue Ellery MLC, Minister for Education and Training, and congratulated by the Honourable Wayne Martin AC, Lieutenant Governor of Western Australia, at an awards ceremony at Government House on 26 November 2018.
The primary school category finalists were (in alphabetical order):
• Bertram Primary School
• Brookman Primary School
• Marmion Primary
• Ocean Road Primary School
• Perth College
• Vasse Primary School
The secondary school category finalists are (in alphabetical order):
• Ashdale Secondary College
• Comet Bay College
• St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
• Warwick Senior High School
For more information about this year’s Award winners, please see News.
Other useful information
Examples and information about approaches to STEM being implemented in other WA schools can be found at the following links:
• 2017 winners and finalists
• 2016 winners and finalists
• 2015 winners and finalists, as well as their STEM philosophies
• The TDS STEM Innovation Partnerships videos on the Department of Education’s YouTube channel, including:
• Pannawonica Primary School;
• Margaret River Primary School; and
• Esperance Primary School.