Partner School Testimonials

Kildare Catholic College

Kildare Catholic College

The ongoing support from the STEM Academy provided our school with feedback and ideas to explore in more detail. The growth in the learning of students and teachers was significant and had a positive impact enabling us to successfully address the 3 core elements identified. Kildare’s participation in the STEM Teacher Academy has been the foundation for the introduction of the iSTEM elective in Stage 5 in 2017.

Jennifer Holt
TAS Coordinator
STEM Teacher Academy graduate, class of 2016


Fairfield High School

Fairfield High School

The impact of this program was immediate. The resources and activities were shared within each of the STEM faculties and used to develop a range of learning activities that challenged and engaged students while developing their core STEM skills. The program allowed us the opportunity to plan and develop a number of cross-curricula projects, and build upon our successes and to ensure that the culture of excellence and innovation in the teaching of Mathematics, Science and Technology continues to grow.

Fairfield High School proudly endorses and highly recommends future schools’ involvement in the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy.


Alison Galagher
Head Teacher Science
STEM Teacher Academy graduate, class of 2014-15


Ravenswood High School

Ravenswood High School

One of the most valuable aspects of these sessions was the time to play and plan, utilising the experience of Science teachers from all over NSW. It is very encouraging and exhilarating to work with such passionate educators. We went back powered-up, ready to change our program, test systems and ideas, prepare resources and have our colleagues join in our excitement to start in the new year.

Julianne Stanton
Science Teacher

The STEM Academy was the catalyst that transformed, inspired and challenged me to take our Ravenswood Year 7 Technology classes on a fun journey of exploring and learning.

Natalie Ford
Technology Teacher
STEM Teacher Academy graduates, class of 2014-15


Riverside Girls High School

Riverside Girls High School

The impact of the STEM Academy was immediate. In our classrooms, we witnessed enhanced student engagement, risk-taking in problem solving, enhanced scientific literacy, lesson time flying, students engaged in deeper discussions and higher levels of collaboration. There have been positive attitudinal shifts in students’ belief in their ability to success in Science and Maths and in selecting STEM-related subjects in Senior school and tertiary.

Riverside Girls High School proudly endorses, offers its full support to and highly recommends future schools’ involvement in the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy.


Tracey Warzecha
Head Teacher Curriculum
STEM Teacher Academy graduate, class of 2014-15