governor_lesmurdie_schoolThe Governor’s School STEM Awards (Awards) were established in 2015 to recognise the support and commitment of school principals and leadership teams in developing their schools' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs. In doing so, the Awards aim to raise awareness of the importance of STEM education among school leadership, and incentivise them to support their teachers in undertaking STEM initiatives. 

These Awards identify high quality outcomes and approaches in the STEM subjects as well as in the way STEM teaching is integrated across the learning areas.

The department extends its congratulations to all participating schools and thanks Her Excellency for championing this initiative celebrating school achievements in STEM. More information can be found on the Government House website.
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2017 Applications

Applications for the 2017 Governor's School STEM Awards are open until 22 August 2017.

The 2017 Governor School STEM Awards were launched by Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, during an event at Scitech on 4 April 2017. The event was attended by members of the education sector, industry, STEM providers and Government. The Minister for Science Dave Kelly MLA and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery MLC announced the opening of the awards via a joint media statement.

To apply please submit a complete Applicant Form to by 10am (AWST) Tuesday 22 August 2017. Late and pro-forma applications will not be accepted. Detailed information about of the program and the application process can be found in the Applicant Information.

Before applying it is essential that you read and understand the Applicant Information:

To apply, please submit a completed Applicant Form:

Make sure to check this page and the Government House website for updates.


Other useful information

Examples and information about approaches to STEM being implemented in other WA schools can be found at the following links:

Also, 2016 Governor’s School STEM Award recipients, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ Junior School and Rosalie Primary School have kindly agreed to mentor or support other schools and prospective applicants in the STEM Awards. You can contact them at the following details:
  • Ms Geraldine Drabble, Deputy Head, St Mary’s –; and    
  • Ms Ros Kay, Principal, Rosalie – 9381 6011.

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