Get your lab coats ready.....

OUr stem competitions are now open for entries

  • When and where

    • LOWER NORTH SHORE:  Wednesday 14th Nov 4:30-6:30pm SCECGS Redlands Primary School Dunnet Hall Allister St Cremorne

    • NORTHERN BEACHES: Thurs 22nd Nov 4:30-6:30pm Balgowlah RSL – Seaforth Function room 30- 38 Ethel Street, Seaforth

  • What: School aged students are invited to enter and present a STEM experiment they have completed (see Entry Guidelines for more details). At the event our young Scientists will be provided with a small desk to present their entry and attendees will be able to engage with our entrants and view their submissions (Ideas and Examples). At the closure of the event prizes will be awarded and all participants will be acknowledged for their submissions.

  • Who: Entries will be open to school aged students** and the event will be open for the general public to attend. **Please note: Northern Beaches is open to Primary AND High school aged children and the Lower North Shore is only open to Primary school aged students

  • Cost: FREE! Entry to attend and participation in the event is free. 

  • PRIZES!!!

    • LOWER NORTH SHORE:

      • First place: $150 + Prize pack

      • Second place: $100 + Prize pack

      • Third place: $50 + Prize pack

    • NORTHERN BEACHES:

      • Primary:

        • First place: $150 + Prize pack

        • Second place: $100 + Prize pack

        • Third place: $50 + Prize pack

      • High School:

        • First place: $200 + Prize pack

        • Second place: $100 + Prize pack

        • Third place: $50 + Prize pack

  • Why:

    • It is estimated 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t even exist yet. It is expected that a significant proportion of these new job types will be in STEM-related fields. Unfortunately, Australian schools show a decline in the rates of participation in ‘science’ subjects to the lowest level in 20 years. This has significant consequences for the future workforce with 75% of the fastest growing occupations now requiring STEM skills. With an obvious gap between STEM participation rates and a future workforce dependent on STEM skills something needs to be done.

    • A local STEM competition will be a great way to get kids from across the Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches involved in and excited about STEM. It will also provide local schools an opportunity to showcase some of the exciting things they are doing in the STEM space.