STEM in Middle School at St Francis Xavier College stands for Science, Integrated Technologies, Engineering Concepts, and Mathematics. STEM disciplines are dynamic and constantly evolving. They offer exciting opportunities for innovation and discovery in various domains, from health care and energy to transportation and communications.
In an ever growing and evolving technologically advanced world our STEM courses in Year 7 and Year 8 provide students with strong foundations of STEM knowledge directed by the Australia Curriculum and includes problem-solving skills, critical thinking abilities, reasoning, creativity, science inquiry and a strong ability to communicate complex ideas necessary for our world of the future. STEM skills are highly valued by employers in various fields, as they enable individuals to contribute to the development of new products and new technologies, the design and creation of infrastructure, the use of mathematical models and processes, and the creation of systems that can drive economic growth and societal progress.
The STEM department has expert teachers in STEM disciplines committed to developing competent enriched learners through high impact teaching and learning strategies. The Middle School STEM department at SFX plays an essential role in preparing students for their Year 9 and 10 studies and is an important bridge from primary school to our College life and beyond.