St John Bosco College Engadine win awards for their achievements in STEM education

Job well done: St John Bosco College Engadine proudly accept their awards for their work in STEM education.
Job well done: St John Bosco College Engadine proudly accept their awards for their work in STEM education.

The hard work of students and staff from St John Bosco College at Engadine has paid off, with the school receiving state-wide recognition.

A total of 34 individual and group awards were handed out to the school, for their involvement in the 2017 University of Wollongong's high school science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) competitions.

The competitions, which are open to all high school students in NSW and the ACT, are run by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences.

Bosco also took out the overall awards for the work achieved by year 8 and 9 students, and two of its teachers, Nita Panagio and Damir Kovacic, were rewarded for their inspirational guidance.

College principal, Damien Carlton, says STEM education is an important area of study for students.

“We are introducing more and more STEM aspects to the curriculum, and broadening that into new subjects involving iSTEM,” he said.

"This is a major part of the emerging curriculum, and we want to ensure the college positions its students to be at the forefront of the STEM and iSTEM revolution, both in their studies and in the workplaces of the future.”

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