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The SASTA blog aims to provide articles of interest for Science teachers, pre-service teachers and other professionals working in the science community. 

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Current news regarding Year 12 SACE Exams

Posted by SASTA

on 02/04/2020

Below is a list of articles related to information about this year's SACE exams:

1 April, The Guardian
Australian universities change admissions as coronavirus disrupts education

  • "ministers were unable to agree on the makeup of end-of-year exams at an education council meeting last week"
  • "For now, state education ministers say end-of-year exams will proceed"

31 March, YouTube
COVID-19 readiness - you CAN ask that! Students ask questions to the SACE Board and SATAC

23 March, In Daily
“Mathematically impossible” to socially distance at SA schools: teachers

  • "In terms of the end of year exams that make up the other 30 per cent of a student’s grade, we are working with the assumption that the exams will go ahead as usual."


STEM Expo at St Augustine's Parish School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 17/10/2018

Classes from across the school worked on a huge variety of STEM activities throughout term 3 then presented their learning at our STEM Expo in week 7.  Each year level prepared a display of their learning journey to share with the community. Our Receptions focussed on the pollution of our...

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Building a Professional Learning Community in STEM

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 04/10/2018

We all know that our colleagues are our greatest resource, and at The Grove Education Centre this resource is being used with exciting results! The Grove Education Centre, a special school in Woodville, South Australia provides a supportive learning environment for students with a verified intellectual disability and associated complex...

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Tour of Learning at Stirling East Primary School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 27/09/2018

Stirling East Primary School's second annual Science Themed Tour of Learning in the Hamilton unit was held on Thursday 6th September.   The year 3 and 4 Students showcased their first semester’s work, which was designing and carrying out a scientific investigation based on students’ choice of topic.   There were 144...

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Engineering Design Challenge at Rosary Catholic School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 07/09/2018

Rosary Catholic School has been working with Kate Dilger from the SA Science Teachers Association (SASTA) through 2017 and 2018 to improve teaching and learning outcomes in STEM. A whole school approach has seen teachers across all year levels engage with the engineering design process and plan student challenges that...

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Highgate School's Science Expo

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

From 3.30 - 5.30pm on Thursday, 16th August, Highgate School’s Science Expo came alive! This was an R-7 exhibition of ‘science games in a shoe box’. The gym was filled with families, school staff and interested community members.  In every direction you could see child and adult discussions, students testing...

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