STEM at St Benedict’s has a Science Curriculum focus and is built on hands-on learning with real-world applications. Through this approach, students develop a variety of skill sets that are invaluable for our students in the 21st-century. These 21st-century skills include media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility and initiative. Other skills attained through STEM education include problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, acceptance of failure and more.
The STEM approach to education fosters creativity and divergent thinking alongside the fundamental disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students via a combination of experimentation and inquiry-based tasks, encouraging them to explore and experience the world around them. STEM education goes beyond school subjects. This approach, coupled with our Catholic Identity, develops in our students here at St Benedict’s a skill set that governs the way they think and behave as contributors to society.