Cecil Andrews Senior High School was part of the second cohort of schools to complete the Fogarty EDvance 3 year school improvement program at the end of 2016. Cecil Andrews is also going to be home to an Australian first and world class, STEM Centre (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ready for operation at the start of 2017.
To assist the high school to develop the capacity of their staff to ensure they make best use of these exciting new teaching and learning spaces and state-of-the-art resources, the Foundation has partnered with STEAM professors from Murdoch University on a project designed to provide support for the development and research of an innovative STEAM curricula (adding the ‘A’ of arts into STEM), with the potential to roll this out to all schools in WA.
UWA Fogarty Scholar Alumni, Ryan Steed, a high achieving law graduate is now working at Cecil Andrews as a Teach for Australia Associate after he felt a calling to pursue teaching. Cecil Andrews Principal, Stella Jinman, said her TFA recruits are “phenomenal people’’ and she is seeking more in 2017.
This example is one of many that demonstrates the Foundation’s involvement across the spectrum of education in WA at many different levels, where we work on discrete, yet interrelated initiatives in education. The multiple connections we establish and enable through our work brings a diversity of perspectives to all that we do, ensuring depth in development and delivery of our programs.
“With my personality and goals, I really felt teaching was the best fit…The goals of the profession are to transform and to help young people to reach their potential.” – Ryan Steed, UWA Fogarty Scholar Alumni, TFA Associate and teacher at Cecil Andrews Senior High School