The Arts and S.T.E.M

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The Arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. We are passionate about the role the Arts play in contemporary education.

In choice-based learning and teaching, all students are Artists and have control over subject matter materials and the approach they use.  They are problem-finders, developing their own ideas and following their own path of inquiry. This open-ended structure allows students to work as artists do, developing and refining their expression over time.

By putting decision-making in the hands of the student, many higher order thinking skills are required of the learner. Students justify their choices through class discussions, artist statements and portfolio reviews.


STEM is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths learning areas. Integrating these subjects is beneficial for students' learning as it relates to the way children absorb information.

It is a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching that improves students' problem-solving and critical analysis skills. STEM teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real-world applications of problem-solving.

At St Ambrose's we provide opportunities, both within the curriculum and through co-curriculuar activities to incorporate STEM, to encourage students to take risks, make mistakes and start over again. The ultimate goal is to innovate and discover. 

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