STEM at NGS

K-12 Continuum

STEM at NGS K-12 Continuum

Students in iSTEM are showing amazing ingenuity this Term as Newcastle Grammar School launches its newest elective for Years 9 and 10.

This Term, Students have worked collaboratively to undertake a series of engineering challenges especially designed to push them to their creative best.

Individual challenges included designing and constructing:

  • A moving vehicle made entirely of pasta.
  • A race track designed to slow the decent of a glass marble from a height of two metres.
  • An electronic soccer game made from a pizza box, motors and batteries.
  • Invisible ink for writing covert messages.
  • A solar cooker calibrated to effectively cook a sausage.

STEM is a NESA approved course in direct response to industry’s urgent demand for young people qualified in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We look forward to seeing the continued development of our future inventors.

Early Stage 1

CURRICULUM-BASED INITIATIVES

Coding
Scratch/Bee-Bots
Inquiry Units

Stem Days
Science Week

Stage 1

CURRICULUM-BASED INITIATIVES

Coding
Scratch/Hour of Code
Inquiry Units
Little Bits

Stem Days
Science Week

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

Robotics: Dot and Dash robots

Stage 2

CURRICULUM-BASED INITIATIVES

Coding
Hour of Code/Minecraft
EDU
mBots
Paper Planes
Inquiry Units

STEM Days
Year 3 STEM Day at UoN.
Year 4 Engineers Australia Straw Tower competition.
Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians.

Science Week

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

SYNTAX@NGS

Robotics: Dot and Dash robots

Stage 3

CURRICULUM-BASED INITIATIVES

Coding
Hour of Code/Minecraft

STEM Days
VR Focus
APSMO Maths Olympiad
Inquiry Units including G and T Engineering Projects

Science Week

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

SYNTAX@NGS

Lego Mindstorms kits.
Robocup Junior Competition.
Computational and Algorithmic Thinking.

Stage 4

CURRICULUM-BASED INITIATIVES

STEM Course from 2018
Design and Tech
Robotics
Programming unit
Science

Science Week

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

SYNTAX@NGS

Visual Basics for Applications
AppLab GROK Learning and the NCSS Challenge.
Lego Mindstorms kits.
Robocup Junior Competition.
Computational and Algorithmic Thinking.

Stage 5

CURRICULUM-BASED INITIATIVES

iSTEM Course:
Aerodynamics and Star Lab; it's electric!: will further develop 2018 into Year 10

Science Week

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

SYNTAX@NGS

Visual Basics for Applications
AppLab GROK Learning and the NCSS Challenge.
Science and Engineering Challenge.
Electric Bike Challenge.
UNSW Programming Challenge.

Stage 6

CURRICULUM-BASED INITIATIVES

IPT
Design and Tech

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

SYNTAX@NGS

Visual Basics for Applications
AppLab GROK Learning and the NCSS Challenge.

Pre-School
Park Campus
Hill Campus
Academic Success
Student Wellbeing
Curriculum
Co-Curricular
Facilities
Before & After School
iSTEM
Service Learning
Student Centred Learning