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Finalists announced for 2017 Governor’s School STEM Awards

Friday, 29th September 2017

Congratulations to the seven Western Australian schools honoured as finalists in the 2017 Governor’s School STEM Awards for excellence in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The awards, which were established in 2015, recognise the support and commitment of school principals and leadership teams in developing their schools’ STEM education programs. Read more here.

The finalists were announced on 29 September 2017 by Her Excellency, the Minister for Science Dave Kelly MLA and the Minister for Education Sue Ellery MLC via a joint media statement.

“Today’s students will be stepping into the jobs of the future, and STEM skills will be vital to their success in these yet-to-be-imagined roles. These awards aim to raise awareness of the importance of STEM education and encourage best practice in schools. I congratulate all finalists on their achievements.” Her Excellency said.

2017 Primary school category finalists

  • Brookman Primary School (Langford)
  • Penrhos College (Como)
  • Perth College (Mount Lawley)
  • St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (Karrinyup).

2017 Secondary school category finalists

  • Comet Bay College (Secret Harbour)
  • Hampton Senior High School (Morley)
  • Penrhos College (Como)
  • St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (Karrinyup)
  • Warwick Senior High School (Warwick).

The judges will visit the finalist schools next month, ahead of the awards ceremony at Government House on November 27, 2017.

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