Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
Career Sharing | Family Design Challenge | Arts Showcase | Expo Evening
It’s almost time for us to celebrate STEAM Week at Woodend Primary School! This year, we will ‘Reimagine the Future’ as we showcase our future-focused thinking, problem-solving, and design.
What is STEAM?
STEM Learning aims to develop the forward-thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and shapers of tomorrow. STEM encourages young people to draw on skills from across the Science, Technology & Mathematics learning areas and use complex thinking to solve problems.
In STEAM Learning, we build on this, valuing the Arts in creating extra pathways for the expression of critical and creative thinking and in developing innovative solutions.
Important STEAM Week Information:
> Do you have a STEAM related interest, skill or career?
Register your interest in sharing your STEAM-related career, skills, or interest with a group of our students.
Families and friends of Woodend are invited to visit classes to share about their interest or career in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and/or Maths. This valued part of the STEAM Week program shows the wide range of pathways offered through STEAM-related fields. We would love to hear from you! Please contact your child’s teacher for more information.
> Term 3 Holidays: Take Part in our ‘Family Design Challenge’
Families are invited to take part in our 2023 design challenge.
We encourage families to take part in this fun challenge over the holidays. Design a future-themed creation to display at our STEAM Week Expo. This challenge invites your family to think imaginatively as you solve problems and have fun together, designing a future-themed invention.
We ask that all designs are brought to school on or before Wednesday of Week 1. Please make sure they are labeled clearly with your child’s name and a brief description.
Last year we were blown away by the creativity shown by families as a part of this challenge.
> Arts Showcase (virtual event)
In a similar format to the last few years, our school will showcase our specialist Arts programs in a virtual Performing Arts Showcase.
The 2023 Arts Showcase will be made available to stream from 5pm on Tuesday, 17th of October, via our News Blog and Woodend Primary School Facebook page.
> STEAM Week Expo
Friends and family of Woodend are invited to visit our STEAM Week Expo on Thursday evening or Friday of Week 1, Term 4.
Each class will have their STEAM Week learning on display, alongside family responses to our ‘Reimagine the Future’ Design Challenge.
The expo will be open on Thursday, the 19th of October, from 6-7pm & Friday, the 20th of October, from 8:30am-2pm in the new Atrium area. Guests are welcome to come at any time during these sessions. No bookings are required.
We are privileged to have The Honourable David Speirs MP visiting our Expo on Friday.