iSTEM (integrated STEM) is a Year 9/10 elective subject that was introduced in 2017 to ensure our girls are equipped with the skills necessary for the workforces of the future. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We at NEGS have specifically designed our iSTEM course to deliver a curriculum to support the most up to date technologies including 3D printers, virtual reality, drones and robotics.
Our iSTEM program is designed to engage students in enquiry-based learning and demonstrates STEM in a ‘real-world’ context. We encourage a practical and hands-on approach to iSTEM and are continually adapting and utilising technologies such as simulation software, Android tablets and Google apps. Some of the topics in the iSTEM curriculum include drones, robotics, rockets and aerodynamics. In the weekly Coding Club, our girls have developed web pages from the ground up and learned to code in HTML, CSS and Python. We also encourage our students to compete in national competitions, dabble in virtual reality, develop Android apps and even get involved in video game tournaments, all in the name of critical thinking and innovation at NEGS.