Last term, our school was chosen by Brisbane Catholic Education to participate in the Wonder of
Science program. The program is being funded as part of a seed fund to develop illustrations of
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) practice that can be shared with other BCE
schools. Wonder of Science will work with our school to provide resources and professional
learning needed to succeed in this program. The Wonder of Science challenge tasks immerse
students in Years 5 and 6 in authentic and collaborative inquiry. Students develop critical and
creative thinking skills as they are challenged to develop a group response to a real-world problem.
Wonder of Science inspires students to engage in rigorous, real-world STEM learning and to
aspire for excellence in STEM. It encourages students to consider the exciting and diverse
career pathways possible through STEM. Wonder of Science demonstrates the potential of
STEM and supports teachers to develop quality teaching and learning programs in STEM. The
Wonder of Science approach:
develops deep understanding of STEM concepts in students.
promotes problem-solving skills, including critical, creative, collaborative and ethical thinking.
develops the student capabilities required to achieve and succeed in a rapidly
advancing and changing world.
Wonder of Science supports implementation of the Australian Curriculum for students in Years 5
and 6. We excited by this opportunity for our students and teachers which will begin in Term 3.