The overarching goal of the Footscray High School STEAM program is to equip students with skills that will help them thrive in the rapidly changing workplace’s of the future.
We believe that STEAM classes should harness the ‘five letters’ as a vehicle for students to develop crucial work and life skills such as problem solving, communication, critical and creative thinking, personal and social awareness, decision making and collaboration.
To achieve this goal, our vision is to build an innovative STEAM curriculum in which students tackle real-world, local problems alongside teachers and community members in ways that are engaging and meaningful.
Realising this vision involves utilising the expertise of leaders in STEAM education in Australia and around the world, as well as empowering our teachers to innovate locally. It also involves fostering strong connections between students and their community by working alongside community members on ‘problems that matter’ in our local area. Our STEAM program collaborates closely with STEAM initiatives throughout the Footscray Learning Precinct to support this.