Work is underway at 26 STEM Works schools across the state, with each one showing innovative designs that will help deliver a high quality curriculum within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects.

Many schools are transforming their facilities into flexible learning spaces offering the option to open up areas for students to easily collaborate with others, or divide the space for a more intimate learning environment.

Along with collaborative spaces, the STEM Works refurbishments will see the instalment of modern equipment and furniture, preparation areas for teachers, and minor structural upgrades. 

These modern facilities will support a range of learning, which shows schools are embracing 21st century learning and teaching techniques. 

See the latest developments on DECD’s revamped STEM Works page including concept and floor plans. 

Schools undertaking building: 

  • Alberton Primary School
  • Allenby Gardens Primary School
  • Cowandilla Primary School
  • Flinders Park Primary School
  • Freeling Primary School
  • Glen Osmond Primary School
  • Hackham East Primary School
  • Hampstead Primary School
  • Hendon Primary School
  • Hillcrest Primary School
  • Hincks Avenue Primary School
  • Keller Road Primary School
  • Largs Bay School
  • Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School
  • Long Street Primary School
  • Madison Park School
  • Mitcham Primary School
  • North Haven School
  • Port Pirie West Primary School
  • Wandana Primary School
  • West Beach Primary School
  • West Lakes Shore School R-7
  • Westport Primary School
  • Woodville High School
  • Woodville Primary School
  • Wynn Vale R-7 School 

Background 

Last year, the State Government invested $250 million into upgrading science, technology, engineering and mathematics facilities in 139 South Australian state schools. This was in addition to a $250 million STEM loan initiative for private schools. 

The first STEM Works project was completed at Brompton Primary School in July 2017. 

Quotes attributable to Education and Child Development Minister Susan Close 

It is very exciting to see the STEM Works upgrades physically coming together and I look forward to students exploring their new learning spaces and benefitting from the innovative ideas that have gone into the planning. 

We are committed to offering South Australian students the best opportunities to develop the skills they need to successfully pursue careers in the rapidly growing STEM industry.

These modern facilities will be fully equipped to support collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication within STEM teaching learning.