Comet Bay College among top STEM educators in WA

Comet Bay College has been recognised as one of the state's top STEM educators.

The public high school in Secret Harbour was announced as a runner-up in the secondary school category at the 2018 Governor’s School STEM Awards ceremony on Monday. 

STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Brookman Primary School took out top honours in the primary schools’ category with its whole school approach and integration of STEM learning across the curriculum.

Warwick Senior High School won the secondary schools’ category with its strong leadership and commitment to providing ‘STEM for all’. 

The winners and runners-up faced strong competition from the other finalists, which were also recognised at the awards ceremony.

Established in 2015, the annual awards recognise WA schools that demonstrate excellence in leadership, teaching, collaboration and engagement in STEM education. 

“I am proud to see our Western Australian schools place a strong and enduring importance on the value of STEM education," Hon. Kim Beazley Governor of Western Australia.

“I would like to acknowledge all the schools that entered the awards this year, and to congratulate the finalists, runners-up and winners on their ongoing journeys in STEM education."

The ceremony was held at Government House and provided an opportunity for those from finalist schools to meet the Honourable Wayne Martin AC, Lieutenant Governor, and mingle with judges, education body representatives and stakeholders. 

Category

Result

School

Suburb

Primary

Leadership Excellence Award (Winner) $2,000 prize

Brookman Primary School

Langford

Primary

Meritorious Leadership Award (Runner-up) $1,000 prize

Perth College

Mount Lawley

Primary

Finalist

Bertram Primary School

Bertram

Primary

Finalist

Marmion Primary School

Marmion

Primary

Finalist

Ocean Road Primary School

Dawesville

Primary

Finalist

Vasse Primary School

Vasse

Secondary

Leadership Excellence Award (Winner) $2,000 prize

Warwick Senior High School

Warwick

Secondary

Meritorious Leadership Award (Runner-up) $1,000 prize

Comet Bay College

Secret Harbour

Secondary

Finalist

Ashdale Secondary College

Darch

Secondary

Finalist

St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

Karrinyup

 

 

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