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Kiama Public School

Kiama Public School

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Innovative 21st century learning

Innovative - Inspiration - Creative - Engaging

3D printing

Our 3D printing program at Kiama Public school is another source of innovative inspiration for students, with the opportunity to delve into creative design alongside complex mathematical concepts to produce incredible 3D printed models.

Kiama Public School has been fortunate enough for the past 2 years to have a 3D printer which has been available for small groups and enrichment groups.

Recently we have purchased an additional five 3D printers for the expansion of our 3D printing program, to further enrich our students with engaging learning opportunities. The aim is to transition from small groups to whole classes and to teach CAD software alongside 3D printing to a broader range of students.

Many have already had the opportunity to take part and we have created a 3D model (scaled 1:100) of the school, a chess set, bridge prototypes to potentially go into the garden and many more products.

In the future we will be looking to train more staff and a team of 'expert' students to support this process.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

STEM and Innovation form a key strategic direction in the educational plan at Kiama Public School, with a variety of innovative programs and inspired learning spaces implemented for engaging students across all stages of learning. From our outdoor learning spaces, which incorporate a large garden, hobby farm, and living kitchen; to our indoor spaces where innovative learning takes place in a Science Room, Library STEM Space, and in each and every classroom – STEM initiatives are strategically incorporated in student learning for optimal and inspired educational experiences.

At Kiama Public School we encourage our students to be forward thinkers and problem solvers, and we aim to equip them with innovative skills which will support their success in a future that is becoming increasingly dependent upon science and technology. With 21st Century Learning experiences on offer, we are educating and inspiring the future generation of pioneers and innovators who will sustain our community growth and development.

From as early as Kindergarten, students at Kiama Public School are being immersed in computer programming and coding languages, increasing their fluency and command of these dialects as they progress from lower infants to upper primary stages. Coding is quickly becoming the language of the future and a vital language to possess. Coding programs offered to our students include early ‘block coding' using software such as Tynker and Scratch, to more complex coding classes with instruction for writing Java or Python code scripts. We are particularly proud to be the first school in our local community to offer App Design and Development to our students as an educational experience. In August this year an inaugural team of female students from Kiama Public School will be submitting two Apps for national judging, which have been developed through rigorous coding and design work to produce a functional platform for consumer use.

Delivering innovative programs, which encourage a love and pursuit of STEM learning, is never more engaging and inspiring for students than in the Robotics and 3D Printing programs on offer for students in Stages 2 and 3 at Kiama Public School. Courses in Robotics are offered as Enrichment opportunities, and to high-performing students for school representation in Robotics competitions. In 2017 we have 2 Robotics teams, comprising of 18 students, who are competing in tournaments with self-built and programmed robots.

Across all stages of learning, from K to 6, we are proud at Kiama Public School to be leading the way in innovative learning experiences. Our students' excitement to learn drives us to explore and create opportunities which successfully embed STEM education into class programs, for inspiring the 21st Century Learner - the principal stakeholders in a technology-driven future.