Science and Technology

Multimillion dollar STEM centre for Newton Moore Senior High School

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Designs for the $3 million refurbishment of the STEM Centre at Newton Moore Senior High School were unveiled by WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery and Bunbury MLA Don Punch.

The works will see an expanded range of STEM activities for students and a dedicated room for staff collaboration.

Class activities will include coding, designing and building prototypes such as solar cars, model submarines and solar cookers, building drones, water filtration systems and agriculture science inventions.

The collaborative space will also be used for professional learning for staff and to brainstorm STEM ideas and programs as well as to share expertise and resources with other local schools.

The centre will also help develop stronger relationships with local industry, businesses and the community through these groups assisting with and presenting workshops in the centre.

Students will benefit from state-of-the-art equipment such as laser cutters, 3D printers, plasma cutters, soldering equipment, STEM and robotic kits and computing equipment.

Major competitions and events such as the STEM Fair, the Solar Car Challenge, Subs in Schools and Formula1 Car competitions will also take place at the centre.

Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2019 with completion scheduled for April 2020.

Source: WA Government

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