The Governor’s School STEM Awards (the Awards) is an annual awards program overseen by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and administered by Scitech. The Awards recognise and celebrate Western Australian primary and secondary schools that demonstrate excellence in leadership, advocacy, engagement and achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The Awards support the Government’s State STEM skills strategy by highlighting the importance of developing a whole-of-school STEM culture where STEM learning is embraced by the school principal, leadership team and teachers with a resulting positive impact on students, parents and the community.

2019 Awards

The Hon Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, announced the winners and runners-up of the 2019 Governor’s School STEM Awards during a ceremony at Government House on Tuesday 26 November 2019. The announcement was also released via a joint media statement with the Minister for Science the Hon Dave Kelly MLA and Minister for Education and Training the Hon Sue Ellery MLC.

Brookman Primary School won the primary schools’ category with its continued leadership and exemplification of developing a whole-of-school STEM culture, and Melville Senior High School won the secondary schools’ category with its innovative STEM programs that are designed in partnership with industry and local community.

Pannawonica Primary School and Hale School were announced as runners-up in the primary and secondary categories respectively.

Representatives from all finalist schools, education leaders, the Chief Scientist of Western Australia Peter Klinken AC, the Minister for Science the Hon Dave Kelly MLA, and Departmental representatives attended the presentation ceremony.

More information about the award recipients and finalists is provided below.

Primary School Category

Leadership Excellence Award (winner)

Brookman Primary School (Langford)Brookman Primary School


Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up)

Pannawonica Primary School (Pannawonica)Pannawonica Primary School


Baynton West Primary School (Baynton)

Secondary School Category

Leadership Excellence Award (winner)

Melville Senior High School (Melville)Melville Senior High School

Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up)

Hale School (Wembley Downs)Hale School


Cecil Andrews College (Seville Grove)

Presbyterian Ladies’ College (Peppermint Grove)


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For more information about the Awards and how to apply, please visit

Governors School STEM Awards 2019

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