GROWTH: St Joseph's students explore STEM-related concepts at the STEM Showcase in Toowoomba.
GROWTH: St Joseph's students explore STEM-related concepts at the STEM Showcase in Toowoomba. Contributed

Fun and games at STEM day

ST JOSEPH'S School joined more than 80 other students from St Saviour's Primary School, St Anthony's Primary School and Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in attending the STEM Showcase held in Toowoomba on Wednesday, July 31.

The event brought participating Catholic schools together to highlight the projects students had been working hard on all year in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This year students were also able to participate in a number of challenges and projects in robotics, drone coding and Internet of Things in smart farming.

In today's world, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important and exposing children to STEM gives them the opportunity to explore STEM-related concepts and potentially develop a passion for the highly sought-after field.

Students step up for the maths comp

A CLASSROOM of St Joseph's School problem-solvers were both challenged and inspired on Thursday, August 1, when they took part in the world's largest mathematics competition, the Australian Mathematics Competition.

Participating primary students were tasked with solving 30 problems in 60 minutes, while secondary students were required to solve more complex mathematical problems in 75minutes.

The competition is run for students of all standards and allows students to test their mathematical thinking as well as their general problem-solving skills.

Results will be released mid-September.