APPLICATION FOR YEAR 9 STEAM PROGRAMME 2020
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STEAM Enrichment Programme
The STEAM enrichment programme is a two year programme which offers Year 9 and 10 students an integrated approach to learning. This Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics curriculum provides a pathway to deep learning that strengthens links between subjects, providing opportunities through project-based learning; for students to become life-long learners, leaders and changemakers of the future.

The STEAM programme aims at developing global competencies such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, character, creativity and citizenship.

Science and Mathematics will be enriched with projects linking the two disciplines whilst English and Social Studies will strengthen written, oral and digital literacy, global appreciation and critical thinking. Integrated into STEAM are robotics, coding, electronics, 3D printing design and virtual reality. Students will be encouraged to be innovative and creative as they attempt to solve real-world problems.

In the second year of the programme, our STEAM students are also encouraged to be innovative and creative as they work alongside a mentor to identify a community project and implement an innovative technological solution. Students present their project to the community, including industry, at the end of the year at the STEAM Innovation Expo.

Vision: To create a learning culture of curiosity which empowers learners to engage with the world.

Graduate profile
- Global citizens
- Resilient and innovative problem solvers
- Engage with community issues
- Change-makers of the future
- Collaborate on a shared purpose
- Communicate effectively
- Use emerging technologies in a meaningful way
- Adaptable and committed to learning as life-long learners

Student expectations
- Maintain a positive attitude to learning
- Be adaptable and open to doing different things
- Take risks and be willing to learn from their mistakes
- Complete all learning challenges to the best of their ability
- Work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in teams
- Support learning for all, showing respect for others
- Demonstrate commitment to group work

Due to the nature of the collaborative work involved in the programme, students are expected to keep their attendance high. Progress into Year 10 STEAM for those students with low attendance or a lack of commitment will be reviewed.
Parent/Guardian Agreement
I agree to support my daughter's learning through the STEAM programme.
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Student Agreement
I agree to making the commitment to participate fully in the STEAM programme.
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The following information is to be completed by the student only. You may choose to answer these questions in the spaces provided below on this form. You are also encouraged to be creative with your application and to email any digital work that supports your application (e.g video, presentation, blog, designs) to steam@westlakegirls.school.nz . Make sure you put your name in the email "subject"
Please write a small paragraph about yourself or create a video. *
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Describe your favourite school project and why it was a favourite? *
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Citizenship/ Creativity
My idea/invention/suggestion to change the world is…..(you may draw a diagram and attach the file below how ever you wish to explain it). *
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Collaboration/Critical thinking
What are three important factors for team work? Which one do you think is the most important and why? *
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Character
Look at the Graduate profile for STEAM students:

Graduate profile
· Global citizens
· Resilient and innovative problem solvers
· Engage with community issues
· Changemakers of the future
· Collaborate on a shared purpose
· Communicate effectively
· Use emerging technologies in a meaningful way
· Adaptable and committed to learning as life-long learners
Which aspect is a strength of yours and why? Which aspect would you find most challenging and why? *
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Communication
Write a brief explanation of why you would like to join the STEAM programme at Westlake Girls High School in 2020. *
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Reference
Please provide the name of a teacher and their email address to be contacted for a reference request.
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Please use this space if you want to add anything else.
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For further information contact Ms Susana Tomaz – TIC of STEAM at steam@westlakegirls.school.nz.
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