Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Our commitment to delivering a future-focused curriculum includes ensuring all students have access to a full suite of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs in the classroom, through our clubs, participation in international tours or state and national competitions, through visits to DET Science Centres and involvement with our tertiary education partners.

We have STEM learning centres at all campuses, including the new state-of-the-art facility at our Niddrie campus and the significantly upgraded facility at East Keilor.

Program features:

  • Latrobe University Elite Science Program, Biotechnology lab visit, Robotics Engineering lab visit
  • Victoria University – Sports Science and Homeostasis lab visits; Health expo for Years 7 and 9 students, elite VET program link
  • Tokyo Tour – Robotics science lab (Asimo Robot), and Earthquake Simulation Centre
  • Quantum visit – 3D printing, lego robotics
  • Victorian Space Science Education Centre visit
  • Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) visit
  • Monash University High School – Year 9 Elite science students enrolled in online courses
  • 3D pens and 3D printing
  • Melbourne Polytechnic visit – interacting with and coding Nao Bots (humanoid robot)
  • Design a video game national competition
  • Piloting a drone to film football matches
  • Coding and programing
  • Cloud resourcing – infinity
  • UNSW Technology competition
  • Italy Tour – building, structural design and architectural focus
  • Aurecon State Bridge Building Competition
  • Deakin University Architecture Program
  • Digital music recording
  • Grand Prix excursion
  • City Maths Trail
  • Commonwealth Bank visit
  • NSW University Maths Competition
  • ASIC Money Smart programs for all year levels
  • Melbourne University Maths Competition


STEM clubs

Students are also invited to access STEM spaces on all three campuses during staffed lunchtime and after school sessions. This allows students to explore areas of interest – to tinker, test, design, build and improve products, pursuing projects of their own choosing. We’ve resourced projects including building coded devices to control the flow of magnetic fluid, robot sorting devices and fidget spinners.

“The teachers go above and beyond to help you improve. We know what work ethic is and how to develop it because they’ve required and expected it. It’s encouraged a lot because it’s linked to doing well.”

IdalyaYear 11