Waraburra State School prides itself on educating our children to be tomorrow's leaders.
Queensland Government has graciously provided the funding for the implementation of the STEM program. All schools in Queensland have until the year 2020 to provide this service in their curriculum.
Waraburra has been working hard to begin implementing the STEM program in 2018.
Currently we have a STEM/Digital Technology Specialist Teacher on staff.
The equipment we provide in class to our students consists of the latest iPads and laptops.
We pride ourselves on being proactive and progressive in providing up to date facilities and education that includes all children and learning levels.
STEM - science, technology, engineering & mathematics
STEM takes these four separate components and weaves them together to ready our students for the future workforce. Most roles in today's workplace require much more than just one skill set. Therefore allowing our students to learn how to use each component as required in order to create and complete a project. Eg. An architect would use Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to design a complex building structure.
Coding & robotics
This class is about getting our learners ready for the 21st century. Many of our students will have jobs that do not yet exist in today's world.
Coding is the process of programming computer software, games, apps and websites.
Using iPads and laptops our students learn how to create and use coding in order to build and control robotics.
Students from Prep to Year 6 all have inclusive access to these subjects and equipment.
Currently within the school we also partake in local robotics competitions and run lunch time programs for those students wishing to participate.
For more information please see the Queensland Government advancing education website.