STEAM Medalists

STEAM stands for Science-Technology-Engineering Arts and Mathematics and STEAM was in the spotlight during science week.

Student STEAMists stepped up to the “REUSE, RETHINK, REINVENT” challenge and the creations were awesome.

29 students earned a STEAM medal. The medal was voted by their class peers and presented at the assembly by Dr Bruce Webber, our school scientist and Board member, together with Dr Steve Harvey, CSIRO Deputy Director.  Later the medalists shared their creations with Mr Tim Hammond, Federal Member for Perth.

The CSIRO co-ordinated this visit as part of Science Week and our Year 5 students participated in a webinar on Space Science with 400 other schools across Australia and with 5 of the country’s most esteemed space scientists answering questions.

A highlight of the week was the Year 1 to Year 6 Science Assembly on Wednesday morning hosted by Dr Bruce Webber. An ecosystem was created, damaged and re-created using the students as different features within the ecosystem. This was an entertaining and inspiring lesson for the students who will be protecting our “FUTURE EARTH.”

Earlier in the week all classes in Year 2 and Year 4 were inspired by a fantastic and fun science visit with Woodside staff and Mount Hawthorn parents Karine Evesque and Mark Watters.

Many students now wish to become an archaeologist after parent and archaeologist, Shoni Lewis shared all the amazing things an archaeologist does.

Many other class activities were enjoyed by the students. STEAMists and Science truly shine at Mount Hawthorn!