Lea Cairns says Western Australian schools need to implement playful ways for children to engage in technological learning, as students confront a job market increasingly in demand for graduates with STEM knowledge and skills.
OPINION: The start of each new school year brings with it the perennial challenge even the most seasoned school leader must face: how to provide quality professional development for an increasingly diverse group of teachers.
Brookman Primary School principal Hans Geers believes science and mathematics are subjects best approached as a whole-of-curriculum experience, integrated across all subjects and taught with real-world examples.
Alkimos, Piara Waters, Treeby, Burns Beach and Wellard will all receive new primary schools ahead of the 2022 school year, with the state government announcing the $116 million investment ahead of today’s mid-year budget update.
School leaders usually agree to disagree on many thorny education issues but are united in their view that schools must be places where children and young adults can learn and develop without fear of discrimination and harassment.
The state government today announced it will provide $30 million in funding over five years to the The Clontarf Foundation, allowing the sports academy to operate in 30 Western Australian schools as of 2020.