BYOD and STEM

BYOD for Learning

William Carey’s BYOD for Learning Program started in 2018 and, by 2020, all students from Years 5 to 12 will be required to bring a digital device to school for learning in the classroom. Click here to read the BYOD for Learning booklet, which provides a background to the program, recommends devices, answers frequently asked questions and provides tips for the healthy and safe use of ICT.

What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or as some people like to phrase “Students Thinking, Exploring and Making”. At WCCS, we are currently running a STEM Pilot program with three classes in Years 7 and 8, in partnership with the University of Sydney’s STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy. This prestigious program provides teacher training that is delivered by leading STEM educators and academics.

Why STEM?

  • As a school, we foster high levels of cross-curricular involvement in Science, TAS and Mathematics. This strengthens our students’ ability to find meaning by solving real world problems in a project-based approach to learning.
  • WCCS creates opportunities for success and achievement for all of our students at every level and in every subject, as higher levels of engagement lead to higher levels of achievement at school.
  • We are preparing our students for future careers in which collaboration, communication and creativity will be essential.