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rcontrolSTEM is the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with an interdisciplinary or integrated hands-on approach. 

STEM is recognised across the world as an essential part of every child’s education for the future. Students at Elizabeth South Primary (ESPS) gain and apply knowledge to deepen their understanding and develop creative and critical thinking skills within an authentic hands-on context.

The ESPS STEM program aims to ensure all students, regardless of background, culture, or disability, have real opportunities to access hands-on learning experiences. The program serves to inspire students to want to have the skills to put their ideas into practice using real-world problem solving, design, improvisation, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurialism to make the best use of tools and materials available.

Hands-on STEM/STEAM activities are coordinated by our STEM Coordinator Robert Hart who has an extensive background in manufacturing, citizen science and the marker community. Rob works closely with all teachers from reception to year 7, including junior primary and primary special classes.  


Neil the robot

Projects, Challenges and Lessons include: 

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STEAM Engaged

STEAM Engaged (Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) is an enrichment program for smaller groups of students who would benefit from a positive hands-on activity to facilitate well-being. Our STEM Coordinator works closely with teachers to ensure these activities are linked to the Australian curriculum and the students’ own personal learning plans. This also includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) programs designed for students from our community, working closely with our specialist ASTI staff.

Elizabeth South Primary was a winner of the November 2017 Awesome Foundation Grant for our unique hands-on STEM/STEAM program, to purchase a range of tools for our students. We grew the value of this grant with the tremendous support of Adelaide Tools who recognise the importance of a hands-on STEM education. Adelaide Tools is a family-owned business founded in 1949, which have been providing South Australians with quality tools, advice and service for over 60 years. 



AwesomeBadges2017WinnerlrgAll electronic devices, accessories, batteries, electronic and electrical equipment, parts or components when are no longer required are responsibly recycled in our Unplug N' Drop e-waste bin, kindly supplied by Electronic Recycling Australia.  This is a free service to use by the school community, visitors, staff, parents, carers and students. Located on-site near on South-East entrance of the gym at Elizabeth South Primary School

This page is being currently maintained by Robert Hart, STEM Coordinator/SSO