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Launch of Governor’s School STEM Awards

Applications for the 2017 Governor’s School STEM Awards open from April 4, 2017, until August 22, 2017.

The awards, open to all primary and secondary schools in Western Australia, recognise excellence in STEM education.

Western Australian Science Minister Dave Kelly and Western Australian Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery commended Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, on the launch of the 2017 Governor’s School STEM Awards.

The awards, now in their third consecutive year, encourage best practice in STEM education in WA schools by recognising school principals and leadership teams for their support and leadership in developing their schools’ STEM education programs during 2017.

In a world in which 75 per cent of fast-growing occupations require STEM skills, the awards aim to enhance student interest and achievement in STEM learning from a young age by encouraging schools as early facilitators of STEM education.

Prizes for primary and secondary schools include:

  • $2,000 Leadership Excellence Award (winner)
  • $1,000 Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up)
  • an invitation for a number of staff and students to visit Government House including a house tour and refreshments
  • a Scitech visit for up to 90 students.

For more information and application instructions, visit

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