Devonport Christian School

Devonport Christian School

Devonport Christian School provides education for primary school-aged students. The School is a co-educational school providing education to approximately 160 students from Kinder to Year 6. Students are provided with opportunities to develop their interests and skills throughout the school day and by being involved in extra-curricular, after-school activities, such as sporting teams, specialist music lessons and Curiosity Headquarters.

Participation rates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education are declining whilst the demand for people with these skills is increasing. Curiosity Headquarters is a STEM program run by volunteer teachers and available to primary-aged children attending State, Independent and Catholic schools in the greater Devonport area. The program runs for one to two hours a week for up to eight weeks a term. Each term has a different STEM focus.

Curiosity Headquarters provides opportunities for young people to be inspired and engaged in project and problem-based learning by fostering curiosity, persistence, teamwork and a love of learning, and promoting engagement with STEM. The program enables children to see how science, technology, engineering and maths are relevant to their current and future lives by introducing them to people and businesses in STEM fields. With support from the Tasmanian Community Fund the school was able to purchase robotics equipment so that this aspect of STEM could be included in Curiosity Headquarters.