32-58 Smith Road
Salisbury East
South Australia 5109


+61 8 8258 2070
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What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

STEM is not about these disciplines standing on their own, but rather how we interweave them together to create meaning, connectedness and relevance to each one.


Australia (and other countries) is experiencing a serious skills-shortage, especially in areas such as advanced manufacturing, defence, mining, engineering and computational science.

More and more jobs require technical expertise arising from STEM qualities and characteristics in order to sustain our current way of life and to move us confidently and competitively into a world-class digital and industrial economy.

“We must attract more people into studies of science, technology, engineering and maths at school and university and into vocational training if we are to fully realise our State’s potential”

Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Minister for Science and Information Economy

Why study STEM at Salisbury East High School?

Salisbury East High School provides a plethora of STEM subjects, activities and pathways as well as learning experiences that foster and develop STEM graduate qualities that will allow your child to transition confidently and passionately into Tertiary study.

What are STEM Graduate Qualities?

Throughout our STEM curriculum we foster and develop characteristics and qualities of STEM learners that tertiary and industry partners find most desirable. Some of these include:

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • To applying the Engineering Design Process
  • Resilience
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Intercultural Understandings and Global Citizenship

At Salisbury East High School we look forward to working with your child to foster and develop a passion for STEM in exciting, engaging and innovative ways that nurture creativity and curiosity for STEM learning.

Graduate STEM students look forward to a rewarding and intellectually satisfying career as they transition from school to tertiary or vocational pathways.

Created on Thursday, 9 July 2015 6:23:10 PM