STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It is a term that covers both the individual subjects and the integrated approach to teaching them. STEM education at Melrose aims to develop students’ skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and innovation. STEM education is important because it prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the future, and helps them to pursue a range of careers in STEM fields.

The STEM program at Melrose provides students with everything they need to investigate ideas and problems across disciplines to construct their own meanings with a greater level of relevance. Through team based construction projects and digital investigations on class laptops, students are able to learn critical 21st century skills that will give them the greatest chance to succeed both academically and in the real world.

At Melrose Primary School STEM is delivered by a specialist STEM teacher.

The STEM teacher will work with students from Foundation to Year 6 for one hour each week as part of the specialist program.

The subject will include learning in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies, as well as cross curricular capabilities such as ethical, critical and creative thinking.