New Year 7 STEM Centre opening in 2018
Year 7 learning spaces at Tatachilla Lutheran College will have a significant upgrade when $1.2million is invested over the next 6 months in preparation for the 2018 academic year.
The construction of a new learning space for an additional Year 7 class to commence from 2018, will also allow for the establishment of a dedicated STEM learning space. The STEM space will consist of a purpose-built workshop facility along with an enclosed technology hub with some of the latest technology to be used in education.
The STEM learning space will combine the curriculum areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to allow for an integrated, theoretical and practical approach to learning for students in Years 7 and 8.
STEM learning spaces are critical to the jobs of the future and addressing the current gap in growth industries globally. The areas of STEM are amongst the fastest growing occupations in the world, and specialist spaces such as these are aimed at engaging and exciting students through deep learning that will allow them to consider future STEM occupational pathways.
The College has a STEM Project Team which is providing a common understanding of STEM from R-12 and the associated skills for the advancement of each student. This includes exploring models to assist in providing an effective STEM program and to develop a cohesive STEM curriculum to engage students in the application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in an innovative design setting.
In late 2016, the Minister for Education and Training, confirmed that the Commonwealth Government would be investing in this new project with a grant of $500,000. The College will contribute the additional funds to ensure completion of the project by the end of 2017.
Construction is due to commence in May with students moving into the new facility in January 2018.
Tatachilla Lutheran College is delighted to be able to provide rich and innovative pathways for our young people in the Middle School and into their senior years of schooling. We welcome new enquires now, for students to become a part of our community for Year 7 in 2018.