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STEMSTEM education is the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in an interdisciplinary or integrated approach. Students gain and apply knowledge to deepen their understanding and develop creative and critical thinking skills within an authentic hands-on context.

The Elizabeth South Primary STEM program aims to ensure all students, regardless of background, culture, or disability, have real opportunities to access hands-on learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and also making skills. The program serves to inspire students to want to have the skills to put their ideas into practice using real-world problem solving, design, improvisation, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurialism to make the best use of tools and materials available.

Hands-on STEM Education is recognised across the world as an essential part of every child’s education for the future. This is even more so for those less privileged students if they are to have a better chance in life.


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Hands-on STEM activities are organised by Teachers with the support of our STEM Coordinator Rob Hart within each classroom from reception to year 7, including junior primary and primary special classes. This also includes special intervention groups for students who might benefit from a range of interesting/alternative hands-on STEM activities in small groups. Our STEM Coordinator works closely with each teacher to ensure these activities are linked to the Australian curriculum and the students’ own personal learning plans.

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stemtoolssml2Elizabeth South Primary was a winner of the November 2017 Awesome Foundation grant for our unique hands-on STEM program, to purchase tools for our students. We grew the value of this grant with the tremendous support of Adelaide Tools who recognise the importance of a hands-on STEM education. Adelaide Tools is a family-owned business founded in 1949, which have been providing South Australians with quality tools, advice and service for over 60 years.