Tatachilla Lutheran College welcomed an additional 185 students last month, in time for the college to open the doors to its new year seven Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centre and reception classrooms.
Over the last six months, the new year seven learning spaces have been constructed, a $1.2 million project which allowed for an additional year seven class to commence and the establishment of a dedicated STEM learning space.
The STEM space consists of a purpose-built workshop facility along with an enclosed technology hub and some of the latest technology to be used in education.
The space will also combine the curriculum areas of STEM to allow for an integrated, theoretical and practical approach to learning for students in years seven and eight.
The college has appointed a STEM Project Team which is providing a common understanding of STEM from R-12 and the associated skills for the advancement of each student.
This includes exploring models to assist in providing an effective STEM program and to develop a cohesive STEM curriculum to engage students in the application of all four areas in an innovative design setting.
Principal Mr Cain McDonald said Tatachilla Lutheran College was delighted to be able to provide rich and innovative pathways for its young people in the middle school and into their senior years of schooling.
Development has also taken place in the junior school with the redevelopment of the reception learning centre and an additional reception class.