Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) at Nhulunbuy Primary School is helping to develop digitally and culturally aware individuals, who are regularly given the opportunity to practice their critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills. This is achieved through the development of integrated learning units, that emphasis the importance of STEM in our everyday lives. We encourage students to be resilient, solution focused and persistent as they tackle complex problems in Technology like programming and manipulating digital robotics like Beebots, Spheros, Tello Drones, and EV3 Lego Mindstorms and in Science like understanding the environment and our impact on it from different perspectives. STEM is a highly engaging program that encourages group work and supports students to participate in extracurricular activities like Tournament of the Minds at a competitive state level.

Student comments on the NPS STEM Program!

STEM is fun because we get to make maps and drive our Spheros around them – Tate. A

It is really cool because I like technology and mathematics, and l get to do both in STEM – Maggie. M

Technology is the best, so is science and maths, and we have great teachers so it makes STEM my favourite lessons of the week. One more thing it’s all fair, everyone can do STEM! – Parker. S

STEM is heaps of fun because we make robots and push/pull toys – Deryce. G

My favourite lesson is STEM because we do science experiments – Thomas. C