Wonder of Science

​​​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.