House debates

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Statements by Members

National Science Week: Mount Waverley Primary School

1:56 pm

Photo of Julia BanksJulia Banks (Chisholm, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

As always, it was an absolute delight to visit Mount Waverley Primary School. Under the superb leadership of Principal Greg Paine and the assistant principals, Vicki Martin and Tania Hunter, the school has a wonderful atmosphere and culture of learning which is palpable as soon as you walk in the school. This time I visited Mount Waverley Primary as part of the CSIRO's hosting of the STEM in Schools event and in recognition of National Science Week. It was wonderful to be warmly greeted by our future leaders, school captains Thisumi and Matthew, and other school leaders, some of whom took lots of photos.

The STEM coordinator at Mount Waverley Primary School is Phil Kairns. Technology is advancing more rapidly than at any other time in history, providing humanity with new opportunities and new ways to solve old problems. The students, staff and community at Mount Waverley Primary energetically participated in CSIRO's STEM in Schools event. It was heartwarming to see these children embracing STEM learning skills, gaining confidence, and constructively enjoying the creative and learning experience with such enthusiasm. As the nature of work changes, it is more important than ever that students participate and engage in STEM subjects in Australia.

I'm so proud of the Turnbull government's support of STEM and National Science Week. Mount Waverley Primary School is rightly proud of its long history of providing quality educational opportunities for children. I am so proud to be the representative of such a wonderful school.

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