Coding, robotics and drones engage students' interest in STEM.
Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) extra-curricular activities are designed to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM-related fields, develop skills in problem-solving, creative thinking and critical analysis - and most of all, to have FUN!
The world faces an unprecedented need for innovators and problem-solvers. The goal of the Loreto Kirribilli Robotics program is to immerse our girls in STEM through the excitement of building and programming robots.
Robotics is a great way to build knowledge while making friends and work as part of a team. Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.
VEX Robotics is open to all students in Year 6. Students apply to join the Robotics Program as part of a competitive team. Girls work in an assigned team of three. Teams build competitive robots for tournaments. Team meetings are held weekly after school.
Junior School Code Club is open to all students in Years 3, 4 and 5 and meets weekly at lunchtime. Students work through an online program and participate in annual challenges as well as engaging in a range of STEM based activities.
Drone Racing and Development is a collaborative program with St Aloysius' to build and race drones. The program intention is for students to develop skills in electronic and computer systems, programming, flying and flight control during high-speed racing.
Coding in the Senior School is an opportunity for students to learn about the general principles of computational thinking and coding. We generally utilise the Grok learning platform to integrate a variety of languages and skill levels, sets of activities and competitions.
The goal of the Loreto Kirribilli Robotics program is to immerse our girls in STEM through the excitement of building and programming competition robots. Robotics is a fun sport – a great way to build knowledge while making friends and work as part of a team. Robotics is made up of two seasons. Teams work with coaches during both seasons to build skills and prepare for competition season.
This year in Code Club I challenged myself by doing many of the activities on GROK Learning. I really enjoyed designing the monster by creating code. When we were stuck, we would collaborate and help each other. Sometimes Claire and Molly from the Senior School would help us to problem solve.Sophie, Year 3