Join the Academy

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Become part of the growing network of schools that make our STEM community.

The STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy aims to provide teachers with knowledge, skills, resources and support to make real change in their classroom teaching. It inspires teachers to pursue their interests in mathematics, science and technology, and to pass on that inspiration to their students. The belief is that STEM education is not a ‘fad’ and has the potential to transform pedagogy, thus motivating and enthusing students to participate more fully in the STEM disciplines, continue into senior secondary STEM subjects and beyond, ultimately addressing a shortage in STEM-related careers.

How to join our community

Schools interested in joining either our high school or primary school program will need to complete the following steps:

Email indicating your interest in joining a program


 Information will then be provided about upcoming programs with an invitation to:

  • Attend an information session
  • Complete an expression of interest form which requires developing a school team and program leader. High schools typically send 6 teachers (2 each of science, mathematics, and technology) which primary schools typically send 3-4 teachers

Participating schools

The STEM Academy program operates all over metropolitan and regional NSW.

See all participating schools (pdf, 123KB)

Anna Bay PS
Biddebah PS
Hamilton PS
Iona PS
Jesmond PS
Rutherford PS
St Aloysius Primary
St Catherine’s Primary
St James Primary Kotara South
St Paul’s Primary
St Therese’s Primary
Waratah PS

Bondi PS
Botany PS
Claremont College
Clovelly PS
Daceyville PS
Illawarra Christian
Inaburra School
Jasper Rd PS
Lumen Christie
Malek Fayd Islamic School
Matraville PS
Melrose Park PS
Pagewood PS
Summer Hill PS
The Hills Grammar

Abbotsleigh School
Bankstown GHS
Birrong GHS
Concord HS
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School
Glenmore Park HS
Kingswood HS
Lakes Grammar Anglican
Mater Maria Catholic College
St George Christian School
Tempe HS

Kildare Catholic College
Marian Catholic College
Mater Dei Secondary College
Moama Anglican Grammar
Riverina Anglican College
St Anne’s Central School
St Francis de Sale, Leeton
The Scots School, Albury
Trinity Anglican College, Albury
Xavier HS, Albury
Yass HS

Frequently asked questions

Participation in the STEM Academy is through a partnership between the school and the University and not with individual teachers.

If you are interested in the program, please speak to your school Principal and ask them to consider becoming a partner school.

We encourage teachers and school leaders to contact us if they are interested in joining the program. We will invite you to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) when we are recruiting the next group of schools in your area.

The program leaders review submitted EOIs and select the partner schools based on how they meet the selection criteria. It is important that the EOI demonstrates the school’s commitment to support its teachers through the completion of the program and onwards.

For the primary schools program, a partner school will be required to send a team of three to four teachers to attend a total of five days of professional learning sessions delivered within a calendar year.

Partner schools participating in the secondary schools program are required to send a team of six teachers - two each from the science, mathematics and TAS departments of their school. The whole team must attend the first, three-day and the follow-up two-day professional learning sessions.

The STEM Academy will cover teacher relief if participating teachers attend all five days of the program.

Your school leader will be provided with information about the program and will be encouraged to hold a team planning meeting before the first face-to-face meeting. The will also be invited to attend a preliminary leadership meeting before the first session.