Students Explore Curtin University

As part of their Future10 emPOWER Learning Project, our Year 10 students visited Curtin University for their Explore Curtin Day. This day allowed the students to immerse themselves in university life, by familiarising them with the campus and introducing them to the courses and careers that are available to them after they graduate from Santa Maria.   

The students completed four activities during the day:

  • Business / Commerce activity – they presented a sales pitch and learnt about marketing and tourism
  • STEM activity –they built a robot, learning about engineering and coding.
  • Microbiology activity – where they became scientists in the lap and explored infection transmission.
  • Race around the university, followed by a Q and A panel with student ambassadors.

This day provides Year 10 students with an opportunity to start thinking about how their skills and strengths may be used for a profession in the future. It gives them an insight into university life, which will hopefully motivate them to work at school if they have a goal of going on to university. It gave them opportunities to engage in hands-on activities to see what learning at university will be like. 

Leana Martin, Head of Careers and Transition, said, “I was excited to see students fully embrace the experience, get involved in the activities, ask curious questions and make the most out of the opportunity.”

For Lisa Taylor, Dean of Year 10, a highlight was seeing the students thrive in activities that mimic the real World. “It gives me confidence that they are developing all the skills they need to succeed in whatever path they choose. The Curtin ambassador told me that they always look forward to Santa Maria visiting, as our students are engaged and passionate. Our Year 10s did not disappoint and are a credit to their parents, teachers, and the College. It was a great day!”

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