On November 26th our Principal Mr Phil White and Deputy Principal Mrs Alanna Sherwood travelled to Government House with the Head boy and Head girl for the presentation ceremony of the 2019 Governor’s School STEM Awards. Earlier in the year Melville was announced as one of 4 finalists for this award. The other finalists for the secondary school category were Cecil Andrews College, Presbyterian Ladies’ College and Hale School. This award recognises excellence in the areas of leadership, advocacy, engagement and achievements in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
The Hon Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia presented Melville the win. Melville was commended on the organic integration of STEM into the various areas of schooling life offered, it was stated that “Melville Senior High School won the secondary schools’ category with its innovative STEM programs that are designed in partnership with industry and local community”.
As the winners of the award, Melville has won $2,000 and an invitation for up to 90 students to spend the day immersing themselves at the home of STEM – Scitech!
We look forward to continuing our STEM education focus in 2020.