Fantastic win for Shenton STEMINISTS

What a night for Shenton STEM at the United Nations Association of Australia (WA region) World Teachers’ Day award ceremony, held on Friday, October 26. Shenton College had six finalists in the running for awards and four came away with prizes!

Academic Programs Coordinator, STEAM and Mathematics teacher, Samantha White, and Academic Programs Coordinator, STEAM and Science teacher, Rebecca McKinney, were both recognised for their commitment to teaching STEM and for piloting the Global Citizenship & Sustainability Program at Shenton. Four of their STEMINIST students were finalists on the night, and Year 10 students Lizzie Tweedie and Genevieve Le, won the secondary school category 2018 Global Goals Challenge for their Helios app.

Only recently Genevieve and Lizzie won the WA Innovation Day award for the Helios app and subsequently met with Paul Litwin from Innovation Institute and two representatives from Kleenheat who will be working with them to secure intellectual property and get the app off the ground and piloted at Shenton College in 2019. Helios is an app the girls have created with empathy for the student and their needs, focusing on mental, physical and emotional health. It is the perfect solution to fill the gap of the traditional paper school diary.

Shenton Year 10 students Olivia Dodd and Sophie Styles were also finalists at the UNAAWA awards evening for their Edutunities project. Both projects came out of the Year 10 STEM course that Rebecca McKinney and Samantha White have championed at Shenton College and the awards are wonderful recognition for their hard work and dedication. The night was also an opportunity to gift STEMINIST badges to the Honourable Kim Beazley AC (who is Hollywood Senior High School alumni) and Honourable Dave Kelly MLA.