STEAM is all about preparing our students for the 21st Century.
Our world is changing rapidly as the Internet, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics bring about some of the biggest shifts in the Australian workforce ever seen. To best prepare our students to enter the workforce of the 21st Century, we have introduced a number of STEAM-based units and activities to our college curriculum.
STEAM is not just a subject but a way of learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. It is about developing an inquiring mind and learning how to work through problems and think carefully about creative solutions.
STEAM is about learning to take thoughtful risks and involves learning through creating and making. It involves problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on learning.
Year 8 STEAM Subject
Yarra Hills Secondary College have embarked on a brand new year 8 subject called STEAM, which is an assessed subject targeting our whole-school STEAM strategies. Students work through a design process on tasks and physically create solutions to real-world problems.
YRTS Curriculum Project
We have been involved in the formation of the Yarra Ranges Tech School and have trained staff who take our junior STEAM and ICT students in year 8 to work on a number of projects including Robotics, Sustainable Housing, 3D Modelling, and Innovative Hospitals.
For information about the STEAM program that is running at Yarra Ranges Tech School please visit http://yrts.boxhill.edu.au/about.html
New to Yarra Hills – Our STEAM Lab!
We have had a busy 2020 and 2021 in creating our first STEAM Lab, and are very excited to work in our new space.
Our new STEAM facility utilizes:
- TV Production Studio
- Flight simulator
- Virtual Reality equipment
- Podcasting studio
- 3D printers
- Robotics including Microbits, Raspberry Pi, Arduino’s, Rovers and Drones
- Whiteboard walls, whiteboard tables, and collapsible easlels
- Soft-seating break-out spaces
- Brand new industry workbenches in our ‘Maker Space’