At Mitcham Primary School, we have been developing a culture of problem solving and innovation over the past few years. Students are highly engaged as they utilise skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

We promote a collaborative approach to teaching and learning where students investigate and discover alongside their teachers. Design thinking skills are explicitly taught from Reception to Year 6 and are embedded throughout STEM learning tasks. The valuable skills that students develop in STEM will benefit them in their daily lives and future career pathways.

Our Innovation Centre is a modern, spacious area designed to enable students to investigate, design solutions and solve real world problems. Students have opportunities to use 3D printers and learn about robotics, along with a range of other digital technologies. Students have access to banks of iPads and laptops, supporting high quality learning in STEM.

Students in Years 3 to 6 may also be part of our STEM Extension Program. STEM Extension is a high academic performance program with set criteria for eligibility and selection.