Jamie Dorrington, Headmaster, Saint Stephen's College
Dr Jamie Dorrington is a recognised leader in the field of innovative learning. His vision, support and participation in transforming systems within Saint Stephen’s College has resulted in a focus on transformational and experiential learning. One example is the school’s Team Projects, a Year 10 course that provides students with the opportunity to build soft skills and apply them in collaborative projects. Teams link with industry experts to either test or review their projects. The course is continually tweaked each year and will soon be expanded to other year levels.
The Team Projects course has allowed the college to build one of the strongest STEAM educational programs in Australia. The teams are given the chance to not only explore for their own learning, but also compete against other schools. A team from Saint Stephen’s College won the regional Science and Engineering Competition at Griffith University in 2018 and came in second place in 2019.