STEM & Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breakers

In 2017, East Waikiki Primary School was one of only 20 schools selected from across the state to participate in a special program run by Western Power called Circuit Breakers. Circuit Breakers is an exciting engineering outreach program for our selected primary school students in Years 4 – 6, which has now become an annual after school program.

The Program runs for 10 weeks. This STEM-based program is instrumental in helping to develop knowledge and skills with a focus on electrical engineering using 3D printers amongst the students selected to participate.

Ms. Deb Peters and Mrs. Wendy Kay coordinate the program for our school as an after-school activity . This is an extremely successful Program and  involvement has given the impetus to look at how we could provide more learning opportunities for our senior students in STEM. 

STEM Program

We encourage and promote at our school: 

  • Computational Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration

The future of work will be centred-around people. This means the following four focus areas:

  • Collaborative: Bringing people together: Collaborate in better ways 
  • Intelligent: Living Smarter: Make the most of every moment with assistive intelligence
  • Natural: Friction-Free Creativity: Explore information
  • Build tools that are productive, intelligent and personal

Further opportunities for students in all year levels in STEM are implemented in our school.