News | St Joseph's Host Budding Year 5 STEM Students

Posted 10 October 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Over 350 excited Year 5 students were hosted by St Joseph's Catholic High School last month, for a day of fun and challenging STEM activities.

Over two days, 60 St Joseph's students from year 9 and 10 volunteered to help St Joseph's staff and University of Wollongong students, to run a range of STEM activities. 

The day served a triple purpose; allowing the students to be involved in enrichment activities led by experts, having the opportunity to spend a day in a high school setting with students from other schools, while allowing the St Joseph's community to demonstrate the capacity of the school and its facilities to both students and their teachers.


  • St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Albion Park
  • St John’s Catholic Primary School, Dapto
  • Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, Kiama
  • Nazareth Catholic Primary School, Shellharbour
  • Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, Shellharbour
  • St Pius X Catholic Primary School, Unanderra
  • Tullimbar Public School, Tullimbar


  • STELAR Solar House design
  • The making and testing of bottle rockets
  • 3D Printing
  • Drones
  • Timber Theory and the Building & Testing of Beams
  • Water Storage & Flow
  • Driving an Open-Wheeler Racer Driving Simulator
  • Extraction the Genome of Strawberries
  • Determining the Half-Life of a Radioactive Isotope
  • Flying Balsa Planes
  • Coding of a Mars Rover
  • Forensic candy making


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