STEMFest is a family-friendly celebration of the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that will take place in Tauranga city centre on Saturday 12 October.
The festival is free to attend and will include STEM activities and events aimed at children, younger people, and families, inspiring them to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and maths.
In advance of the main festival, ACG Tauranga will host a STEM Challenge Day, which will see teams from more than 20 schools, home-schooled groups, and kuras around the region descend on the school to take part in a range of activities, challenges and competitions set up in the school gym.
Ms Kilian said being part of STEMFest was a great opportunity for the school’s students and families to celebrate and experience the connections and interplay between STEM subjects in a very real context.
“This festival is guaranteed to get our students excited about the very many possibilities that becomes accessible to them when they engage in STEM subjects.”
She said ACG Tauranga was incredibly proud of its STEM programme, which gives students access to specialist teachers from primary school through to Year 13, provides compulsory Computer Science education for all students from Years 7 to 10 and offers access to clubs and activities like coding, the EPro8 engineering and problem-solving race, and robotics.
“Our teachers are highly skilled passionate practitioners and our aim is to ensure students are stimulated and engaged in these amazing subjects right from the word go.”