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Penrhos wins Governor’s School STEM Awards

Photo: Penrhos College students and staff after winning the Governor's School STEM Awards


28 November 2017

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Penrhos College won the primary and secondary school categories in the Governor’s School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Awards 2017, becoming the first school to win both categories.

These highly-coveted awards aim to identify high quality outcomes and approaches in STEM subjects as well as in the way STEM teaching is integrated across learning areas. Penrhos is proud to be formally recognised for its comprehensive and integrated STEM program, as well as for its growing leadership and engagement on STEM matters across the education sector.

Principal Meg Melville says “the STEM program at Penrhos continued to go from strength to strength through 2017 with the opening of our Junior School STEM and Innovation Laboratory, our Future Focused Learning STEM conference and the STEM workshops which now feature as part of our country roadshows.”

Governor of Western Australia, Kerry Sanderson AC, says the College is a deserving winner of both awards “Penrhos College has successfully created a culture of STEM across both its Junior and Secondary Schools and has applied STEM principles and processes to all learning areas, including a strong focus on maths education.”


Following our success in these prestigious awards, Penrhos have not entered into the competition in 2018/19 so other schools can be recognised to be striving for their highest in STEM.