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WAS Named on Innovative Schools List 2018

Whitsunday Anglican School has been named one of The Educator’s Innovative Schools for 2018.

The Educator’s report profiles Australian schools leading the way in their efforts to best prepare students for tomorrow’s world.

Whitsunday Anglican School was recognised for its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) elective subject, which was introduced this year, and the exciting educational opportunities its students have experienced in this area so far.

Whitsunday Anglican School Principal Mrs Maria McIvor said it was an honour to be recognised as an “Innovative School” and highlighted the importance of our children developing 21st Century skills in schools.

“It is an honour for the School to be recognised for innovation in the area of STEM,” she said.

“As part of our STEM elective, our students engage in project and challenge-based learning activities that align with 21st Century learning and focus on creative solutions. This will in turn give them the best chance to succeed when exploring career pathways after completing school.”

One such example of these type of learning activities is the CoDrone Educational Program which Middle School students recently engaged in.

This involved a search and rescue mission where students planned and coded a rescue mission using the CoDrone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The Educator’s Innovative Schools report has been published in issue 4.3 of the magazine and online at https://www.theeducatoronline.com/au/rankings/innovative-schools-2018.

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