We aim to
- prepare students with the skills of the future workforce
- expose and align students with industries predicted to experience strong economic and employment growth in the future
- facilitate industry-based STEM* learning experiences for secondary students which foster discovery and encourage curiosity
- cultivate design thinking and collaboration
- encourage critical and creative thinking, communication and use of technology
*"STEM education is a term used to refer collectively to the teaching of the disciplines within its umbrella – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching that increases student interest in STEM related fields and improves students' problem-solving and critical-analysis skills" (Education Council 2015).
Preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world is enhanced when they are provided with the opportunity to investigate real-world issues and challenges. Through our 'discover today, design tomorrow' philosophy and with access to state-of-the-art technology, students are able to better develop their understanding of the world outside of their normal classroom environment.
Our design thinking process is focused on collaboration between industry and education, with an emphasis on bringing ideas to life based on solving problems and developing new opportunities. Students use innovation and partnerships to integrate the needs of the community, with the possibilities of technology, to create new outcomes.