Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Building STEM Skills and Habits for Success

STEM at Hughes Primary is drawn from the disciplines of Science (S), Technology (T), Engineering (E) and Mathematics (M). STEM integrative unit of work allow teachers at Hughes to refine the use of technology to deliver curriculum activities to our students.

Technologies | Extension Programme

Before-school Coding Club

Our before-school coding clubs aims to enhance student engagement in STEM by developing practical, hands-on learning and teaching programmes and resources that allow students to integrate their own knowledge from STEM subject areas.

Students using a Makey Makey to develop a piano keyboard | Before-school Coding Club

Sample STEM activities and units of work

At Hughes, we recognise the importance for developing key skills and understanding developed by students through working scientifically, technologically, creatively and mathematically.

The following STEM resource clearly demonstrates how we effectively integrate these learning processes, as part of our classroom integrated units of inquiry and specialist technology lessons.

View sample STEM unit of work | Year 6 Technologies

At the core of this learning opportunity is our students actively engagement with their local community to provide a real-world context with learning. Students are encouraged to make connections between content taught in class, alongside expert knowledge offered by community organisations, such as the Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre


Digital Stories | ACT Education Directorate

Our students' work was acknolwedged in a recent ACT Education Directorate blog: Digital Schools. This blog is a collection of stories about the way that G suite for Education (formally known as Google Apps for Education) and other technologies are used in classrooms to transform learning and teaching across ACT public school classrooms (http://digitalschoolsact.blogspot.com.au/).

Full STEAMM ahead at Hughes Primary School

We’ve touched on STEM a couple of times in this blog, and we know that ACT public schools are investigating all the different ways that STEM learning can be applied to them.

At Hughes Primary, STEM has been a core part of the curriculum since 2014, when JASON learning was introduced to the students in year 5 and 6. The JASON curriculum aligns with the Australian Curriculum and provides comprehensive materials and activities to support the teaching of STEM subjects.

Read more from this post at: Full STEAMM ahead at Hughes Primary School.