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Boost for students as St Stephen’s School strikes partnership with Curtin University 


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Curtin Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Jill Downie and Principal Donella Beare


St Stephen’s School students’ entrepreneurial and innovation skills have been given a major boost following the announcement of a partnership with leading WA education institute Curtin University.

As part of Curtin’s Innovative Schools Consortium, St Stephen’s School students will now be able to participate in workshops, and game-based learning to develop new skills and attributes valued by universities and employers.

Curtin will also provide support to St Stephen’s School to enable staff to develop new curricula applying STEM approaches and transdisciplinary thinking to address real-world challenges.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Curtin and excited by the opportunities this relationship will bring,” St Stephen’s School Principal Donella Beare said.

“We are committed to giving our students every opportunity to pursue their academic goals. By working collaboratively with Curtin, we are ensuring our students are provided with an excellent education and that our staff our always at the leading edge of teaching.”

Curtin Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Jill Downie said the partnership, cemented with the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement, was a great opportunity for both institutions to work together on developing new ways of learning.

“Curtin is delighted to partner with St Stephen’s School and work with its students, teachers and senior staff to focus on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship,” Professor Downie said.