In October 2016, Canterbury Boys was proudly selected by the University of Sydney to be a STEM Academy Partner School.
7 staff from Canterbury Boys participated in a 3 day residential program at Sydney University that was led by academic staff from Sydney University and industry partners. Our staff engaged with the academic and industry experts and other school teams to develop a within and across disciplinary approach to STEM. There was a large focus on the application of problem solving and inquiry-based learning in the teaching of science, mathematics and technology .
The Academy's aim is for partner schools to become hubs of expertise for the STEM Academy programs through:
- inspiring and supporting teachers
- expanding and sustaining new approaches to teaching and learning
- implementing innovative STEM units.
We boast about the range of interest in and ability to deliver and integrate STEM activities into our curriculum and extra-curriculum. This is evident by:
- established university partnerships
- community of school STEM initiatives
- commonwealth scientific and industrial research organisation (CSIRO) scientist in schools (SIS) program.
- Australian business and community network (ABCN) partnerships
- diverse HSC STEM curriculum
- mandatory Science and Maths curriculum exceeding the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) mandatory hours
- 200-hour stage 5 elective courses in the area of technology and engineering.
Information on the program can be found by visiting the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy website.
We will post regular updates throughout our schools social media channels (Twitter and Facebook), newsletter and within the news section of this website. Please contact the STEM academy team on 02 9798 8444 if you would like any additional information on our STEM program.