Ocean Road Primary School a STEM Awards finalist

Science stars: Students Alyssa Henderson and Hally Bernardini with science specialist Joanne Harman. Photo: supplied.

Science stars: Students Alyssa Henderson and Hally Bernardini with science specialist Joanne Harman. Photo: supplied.

Mandurah-based Ocean Road Primary School is one of six WA finalists in the primary school category for the upcoming Governor’s School STEM Awards. 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is a set of academic principles designed to teach the next generation of students a number of transferable skills that can be used in a modern workplace.

Scitech explains the Governor’s School STEM Awards were established in 2015 to recognise the support and commitment of school principals and leadership teams in developing their schools’ STEM education programs.

The awards identify high-quality outcomes and approaches in STEM subjects, as well as in the way STEM teaching is integrated across learning areas.

Ocean Road principal Mr Dean Finlay said the award nomination was a testament to the good work the school was doing and reiterated the approach that students were being taught on a daily basis.

“I am so proud of our awesome team of educators for being announced as one of the top six STEM primary schools in WA,” he said. 

“Our whole school approach to STEM, magnificently led by Mrs Harman for many years, is creating 21st century learners.”

The judges will be visiting the six finalists during October before the award winners are announced on November 26 at a ceremony held at Government House.

Ocean Road Primary School is based in Dawesville, with more information on the school available at the education body’s website at www.oceanroadps.wa.edu.au