In line with our aim of increasing awareness of and preparation for the wide range of future careers in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), a new elective subject has been introduced at Year 10 at St Peter’s Girls. GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science) is a course that combines the learning of relevant concepts in Science and Mathematics with skills in Design Technology, Digital Technologies and the Engineering Design Process.
Despite the program being in its infancy, Saints Girls have already achieved much success. In 2016, a team of our students won the inaugural SUBS in Schools National challenge; in 2017, another group of our girls claimed the State title and were crowned National runners up for designing, building and marketing a fully-functional submarine.
Other STEM students shone in the Next Tech Girl Superhero National competition, placing first in the secondary schools' division for developing an app that connects retired people with volunteering opportunities.
We also continue to perform at an exceptional level in SA's annual Science and Engineering Challenge, with our girls consistently challenging their thinking to achieve results.