Applied Engineering Students go Solar!

Our Year 9 Applied Engineering students, where a third of the class are girls, are currently finishing off their Semester Two project. Working in groups, students have built a solar bench to enable the charging of mobile phones or a laptop.

Engineering studies is a key feature of Warwick’s STE(A)M program.

Jeremy Caspersz
HOLA | Technologies

Innovation Showcase 2019

In late November, Warwick SHS was invited to exhibit at the Innovation Showcase 2019, held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the Resources Technology Showcase.

We were excited to share what we do in Engineering pathways, a key component of Warwick’s approach to Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education.

It was certainly a busy few days as thousands of students, teachers, industry representatives and members of the general public came through. Mr Caspersz and Ms Cleaver were also invited by the Department of Education to present two workshops to assist other schools in their planning.

Feedback was excellent, with many visitors approaching our staff to comment on our approach and the opportunities available at Warwick. We even had Mr Coert Du Plessis, the Head of Global Data Strategy at BHP, having visited the school displays, reach out to pass on his support for what we undertake.

“I am very impressed to see [Warwick SHS] teaching STEAM not just STEM – the A represents essential design skill so critical to our digital future of computers and humans together. The lightweight cars, virtual welding experience and the passionate story of how [you] discovered after 6 months of being a STEM group [you] needed to pivot and add the critical A for Arts, was all inspiring.

Just goes to show, you never know who will surprise you; high five…[for]… teaching kids critical skills to do  jobs that don’t yet exist.”

Robyn Cleaver
Associate Principal