Problem Solving with Technolgy

St Peters Springfield supports learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and focusing on technology in education.

Technology and robotics are growing fields of interest and endeavor for our students. While much is integrated into the curriculum from Prep through to Year 12, with elective subjects in Senior School, there are cocurricular opportunities for enthusiasts.

An Upper Primary Technology club provides design opportunities for Years 4, 5 and 6 students. 

Secondary School students have the opportunity to compete in the annual First Tech Robotics challenge. Teams are challenged to design and build a robot using a kit of parts and within a common set of rules to play a sophisticated, competitive field game that changes every season.

Benefits   

Robotics takes education technology to a new level, creating the next evolution in teaching. Introducing robotics to schools means making STEM skills and knowledge hands-on and fun, to prepare students for the future in a creative way.

Robots have always been a captivating piece of technology. There is nothing quite as fun — and educational — as building one’s own robot and setting it through the paces of a race, an activity or a challenge.

In the school setting, robots encourage problem-solving, creative thinking, and a healthy sense of competition that drives innovation from students. It also takes teamwork to make a robotics project run smoothly, and that’s a skill everyone needs.

As students improve with robotics and programming, they learn determination, perseverance, and how to plan and process with technology. These are all skills that will further their continuing education, and their future career prospects.



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