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Governor’s School STEM Awards

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​​The Governor’s School STEM Awards (Awards) were established in 2015 to recognise the support and commitment of school principals and leadership teams in developing their schools' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs. In doing so, the Awards aim to raise awareness of the importance of STEM education among school leadership, and incentivise them to support their teachers in undertaking STEM initiatives.

These Awards identify high quality outcomes and approaches in the STEM subjects as well as in the way STEM teaching is integrated across the learning areas.

The Office of Science extends its congratulations to all participating schools and thanks Her Excellency for championing this initiative celebrating school achievements in STEM. More information can be found on the Government House website.

2017 Applications

Applications f​or the 2017 Governor's School STEM Awards are open until 22 August 2017.

The 2017 Governor School STEM Awards were launched by Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, during an event at Scitech on 4 April 2017. The event was attended by members of the education sector, industry, STEM providers and Government. The Minister for Science Dave Kelly MLA and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery MLC announced the opening of the awards via a joint media statement.

Governor's School STEM Awards 2017_Flyer.pdf

To apply please submit a complete Applicant Form to science@dpc.wa.gov.au by 10am (AWST) Tuesday 22 August 2017. Late and pro-forma applications will not be accepted. Detailed information about of the program and the application process can be found in the Applicant Information.

Before applying it is essential that you read and understand the Applicant Information:

Applicant Information_2017 Governors STEM Awards.docx

Applicant Information_2017 Governors STEM Awards.pdf

To apply, please submit a completed Applicant Form:

Application Form_2017 Governors STEM Awards.docx

Application Form_2017 Governors STEM Awards.pdf

Make sure to check this page and the Government House website​ for updates.

2016 Governor's School STEM Awards

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, announced the winners of the 2016 Governor's School STEM Awards at a ceremony held at Government House on Thursday, 24 November 2016.

The presentation ceremony was attended by representatives from the ten finalist schools, and leaders in education.

The Awards, now in their second year, recognise the support and commitment of school principals and leadership teams in developing their schools' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs.

"Support from school leadership is so important for the success of any school programs," Her Excellency said. "With the help and support of many others I established the Governor's School STEM Awards to raise awareness of the importance of STEM education among school leadership, and to encourage them to support their teachers in undertaking STEM initiatives."

The Governor is a great supporter of STEM education, having completed a Bachelor of Science with a double major in mathematics.

"We owe it to our young people to ensure they are prepared for the workforce of the future," Her Excellency said, "Every student can and should be engaged in STEM subjects. This study develops the ability to ask questions, collect information, problem-solve and apply what we learn. These are the skills young people will need as they enter a workforce, where the ability to retrain and up-skill will be a key requirement."

The Awards are delivered by a coordinating committee led by the Office of Science within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, with representatives from the Department of Education, Catholic Education Western Australia, the Association of Independent Schools, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia, the Mathematical Association of Western Australia, and Scitech. The Governor thanked the committee members and the independent judges for their support in the awards.

The winners and finalists in each category were:

Primary School Category

Leadership Excellence Award (winner): St Mary's Anglican Girls' School - Junior School

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Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up): Rosalie Primary School

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Finalist: Parkwood Primary School

Finalist: Penrhos College - Junior School

Finalist: Perth College - Junior School

Secondary School Category

Leadership Excellence Award (winner): John Curtin College of the Arts

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Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up): Ashdale Secondary College

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Finalist: Como Secondary College

Finalist: Penrhos College - Senior School

Finalist: Perth Modern School