Support the KHS STEM Centre



What is STEM


Through STEM education Kew High School aims to link the four cohesive disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics promoting twenty-first century skills.


STEM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are investigated in real-world contexts, to better prepare our students for the future world of work.


We already have an excellent STEM Program at Kew, and we want to extend it to have a greater impact on our students and greater reach to local primary schools and regional Victorian schools.




“An estimated 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and knowledge.”





The STEM Centre


The plan is to replace two ageing single story science portables with a purpose built multi-story extension to the current school building. The additional space will also provide a base for Year 7 students, as they transition into high school.


The STEM Centre will support education in other schools. In particular, Kew High’s STEM education already reaches out to local primary schools in Kew, Ivanhoe and Alphington.


The STEM Centre will reach even further to Regional Victoria.





Latest News


October 23rd, 2018
The Hon James Merlino MP visited Kew High School today announcing committment to 10.8M to build the STEM centre. Read the media release

October 10th, 2018
Tim Smith MP member for Kew visited Kew High School meeting with Principal Clare Entwisle, Paula Davey School Council Vice president, James Thyer STEM centre Sub-Committee Chairman and the school captains announcing a Liberal Nationals election promise to provide $6 million to build the STEM centre.  Watch the video 

September 2018

Kew High representatives have met the Hon. James Merlino MLA, Minister for Education, on 10 September 2018 to seek $7M funding to build a Science Technology Engineering Maths Centre (STEM Centre) at Kew High. We met the Minister and senior education department officials to explain Kew High's STEM program and the need for a new centre.


The Minister thanked Kew High and advised the Department would consider the proposal and respond.



How you can help

1.  Write to the Minister for Education,
           The Hon. James Merlino, Level 3, 1 Treasury Place,
           East Melbourne, VIC3002;
2.  Spread the word to community leaders, politicians, school alumni, etc. Send them a link to this page
3.  Support our communications and fundraising efforts, offer to help promote the STEM Centre 

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