STEAM at Rowellyn Park PS is an approach to learning that integrates the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. It involves hands-on experiences, interactive tasks, and collaborative activities while supporting Design Technology strands in the Victorian Curriculum. We have a dedicated two-level STEAM centre that is well resourced, and has ample space for students to get creative and inventive.  

During lessons, students are presented with opportunities for problem solving in reflect real-life situations. Student voice is incorporated as they consider possibilities and ideas for purposeful designs, engage in planning and designing models to solve problems. They follow the Design Thinking Process to brainstorm, plan, create a prototype, then test and improve their designed solution. They use a range of materials, tools, and equipment to create models and evaluate the results.

We are very lucky at Rowellyn Park Primary school to have access to many different technology and devices to support the student’s learning. The program is well equipped with tools such as 3D Printers, Robotics, Drones, Greenscreen and Virtual Reality. Students have access to Food Technology spaces, where Food Specialisation curriculum is addressed.

Student skills in STEAM are assessed based on an ability to follow a process, plan a designed solution by drawing and labelling parts, selecting suitable materials to create, and evaluate the effectiveness of a design.