What is the STEAM Academy?
Fairhills High School has a rich Science, Technology & Mathematics curriculum which all students experience. We offer a broad range of interesting subjects and programs that are tailored to enhance and support the national curriculum’s science and maths syllabuses through practical application and experimentation.
It is further enhanced by the STEAM Academy giving students additional, indepth opportunities to be involved in STEAM activities.
Fairhills places a high emphasis on learning concepts through hands on experimentation, where our science and technology classes are rich in practical experiences with students learning concepts whilst gaining valuable skills.
Emerging new science subjects such as Frontiers of Physics, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, and Mathematical Logix2Magic are offered in a virtual classroom setting in collaboration with John Monash Science School and Monash University.
Students are provided with details of many competitions and events including the Univeristy of New South Wales Mathematics, Science & Information Technology competitions, The Australian Video Game Challenge, Codebreakers, F1 Racing in Schools, Subs in schools, the Solar Car Challenge, the DaVinci Challenge, Science Olympiad and many others. Students are passionately encouraged to participate in any event in which they are interested.
FAIRHILL STEM ACADEMY
Fairhills has a strong focus on the STEM fields. Based on a rich Science & mathematics curriculum which all students have a chance to participate in the STEM academy is a further education in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This is offered through both core and electives build on and expand the core curriculum in a project focused and entertaining format.
Fairhills places a high emphasis on learning concepts through hands on experimentation and with our partners at KIOSK (Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre) students who join the STEM academy can look forward to going beyond the basic curriculum to look at what is an interest to them.
Who can join the Academy?
We try to accept all students who have a genuine passion in STEM. Students that are enrolled for an ongoing period will get recognition for their service. Students who are passionate and interested in any aspect of STEM are encouraged to apply.
Who runs the Academy?
Some things students can look forward to from the STEM Academy
All Year 7 Students will be able to have a taste of Engineering with an elective focused on Programming and Robotics which can be continued if desired in ongoing years.
STEM Academy Workshops will focus on Projects that the students can work together in Cross-Curricular groups from year 7 to year 10.
After school robotics classes held at KIOSK
Excursions & Incursion to look at STEM innovators
Assisting with Primary School demonstrations
Subjects Linked to Academy:
Year 7-10 Science
Year 7-10 Mathmatics
Engineering Elective 7-8
VCE Sciences (Biology, Psychology, Physics & Chemistry)
VCE Mathmatics (Further & Methods)
Goals for the Academy of 2021:
Incursion/Excursions once a term for interested students from various levels ie. Drone flying, STEM Industries, ect.
School Science Fair
Demonstration of Stem skills at Primary schools
STEM Academy Camp
Area Science Fair
House based STEM competition
Fairhills High School is an inclusive and welcoming community where our students feel inspired to achieve their very best. The school offers a coeducational diverse learning experience for students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Our students are supported by talented and dedicated staff who love what they do and know how to bring out the best in each individual. Learn what makes Fairhills High School unique by exploring our website or contacting us.
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330 Scoresby Rd, Knoxfield Victoria Australia 3180
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