Students Inspired by an Innovator

A great way to be inspired by others is to meet and talk. STEMies Club students started the year with an inspirational presentation from Dr James Fielding,...

Why Making to Learn?

Making is an essential part of being human. Humans have always made and created to survive and evolve. So why has education not continued...

Holiday ‘Making’!

Now that the New Year is approaching, and the excitement of new toys is in full swing, keep the ‘creating’ and ‘making’ going both...

Robotics Competition: Hour of Code

This year we celebrated an Hour of Code (other posts from previous years can be found here and here)with an Interhouse Robotics Competition. Our...

STEM + A + S = Makerspace

STEM…..Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic subjects in schools have certainly been intensified as areas of significant importance for the future of world economy and transforming work...

The Significance of an Audience

When students have an audience, it gives meaning and authenticity to learning. This was evident this week at our annual Science and Technology Showcase....

Robots to Teach Coding Part 3 (Years 5 & 6)

Final post on selecting and incorporating robots in activities to engage students in learning to code. Followed by a list of resources to support...

Robots to Teach Coding Part 2 (Yrs 3 & Yrs 4)

‘Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer...

Robots to Teach Coding – Part 1 (K – 2)

“Everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think” Steve Jobs Learning to code really does make ‘thinking’ happen!...

Annual ‘Hour of Code’ 2017

This was our fourth year of providing a time when the whole Junior School came together to enjoy an hour of coding activities. Prior...