A number of students and staff of St John Bosco College in Engadine have put in some amazing performances to take out 34 Student & Teacher awards in the University of Wollongong's High School STEM Competitions for 2017 which were awarded last week on Friday 16 February.

The competitions are open to all high school students in NSW and the ACT. The competitions are run by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong. STEM is the acronym for the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. On top of many individual and group awards for students, Bosco College also took out the overall awards for both Years 8 and 9 students, as well as overall teaching awards for two inspirational teachers of both Years 8 and 9, Nita Panagio and Damir Kovacic.

College Principal, Damien Carlton, spoke enthusiastically about the STEM culture that permeates through Bosco College. "We are introducing more and more STEM aspects to the curriculum, and broadening that into new subjects involving iSTEM," he explained. "This is a major part of the emerging curriculum, and we want to ensure the College positions its students to be at the forefront of the STEM and iSTEM revolution, both in their studies and in the workplaces of the future."

A full list of successful students and teachers can be found in our Newsletter - Term 1, Week 4.