The STEM Academy


STEM Academy is an academic excellence program for high achieving students of St Luke's College. It has been specifically created to extend student learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Each year a limited number of students in Years 7 to 10 are selected to take part in this program based on their academic results in the areas of Science and Mathematics, with places in the program being reviewed at the beginning of each school year. STEM Academy lessons are designed to enhance problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills while participating in engaging, meaningful and challenging tasks.

Students who are part of this program are given the opportunity to work with technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing, challenge themselves in national Mathematics competitions, and get involved in the West Pilbara Turtle Monitoring Program. They also get access to a number of incursions and excursions throughout the year as they become available to us. In the past these have included designing wind turbines with Scitech, excavating local megafauna fossils with the WA Museum and getting up close to an Australian Defence Force F-35 jet!

Throughout this program students are exposed to a wide range of potential careers in a variety of STEM fields by participating in visits and video calls from STEM professionals. This has included chatting with a geneticist from the Perkins Institute, hearing about the local research undertaken by marine archaeologists and an engaging visit from a Mathematics comedian.

STEM Academy is made possible by the continued support of the Karratha Education Initiative from the North West Shelf Project.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact our STEM Academy Coordinator, Mr Cameron Broad on