Another main area of focus in the school is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The integration of these crucial 21st century skills into the curriculum will create our critical and creative thinkers of the future.
First Lego League
Preparations are underway for the First Lego League State Finals on November 19th. A team of ten Year 5/6 students have been working together with a range of experts to prepare for the finals. They have developed their own website which provides an overview of their project. Click in the link to find out more
WE- STEM Project with Scienceworks- Term 1, 2017
Christ the King primary school has been working in partnership with Catholic Education Melbourne and Science Works Victoria as part of the We-STEM project. A video of the work achieved in first term has been produced for publication. Please take the time to watch the video to see the wonderful achievements of the students in Year 3 and 4 as they use the Makey Makey kits to design games to keep children fit and active.
First Lego League
National Championship, Macquarie University, Sydney
Term 4, 2016
On Saturday 10th December, 2016, Mrs Blackley, Mrs Kristiansen, Mr Mark Campbell, eight students and their parents, all travelled to Sydney to compete in the Australian National Championship for First Lego League. Each year, teams build, program and compete with a robot, while also learning about a modern problem in science and engineering and developing solutions for it. This year’s challenge was based around Animal Allies and our team researched the Northern Pacific Sea Star and its impact on native marine ecosystems. After staying the night at Macquarie University, the students were up bright and early in readiness for a big day of action. They participated admirably in all sections of the competition - Core Values, Research Project and the Robot Game. The students came an amazing 5th overall out of a staggering 40 State teams, most of which were comprised of secondary students. Christ the King couldn’t be prouder of the team - CRE8TE THE FUTURE! We look forward to participating again next year and further developing our dedication to STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).