ST LEONARD'S COLLEGE
St Leonard’s College has been an innovator for several years and is regularly sought by other schools to assist them in their own innovation and technology initiatives. This year, St Leonard’s introduced the DigiSTEM faculty. Students in Years 5 to 7 attend core DigiSTEM classes and a variety of electives are offered at higher year levels. A new STEM classroom has been designed and developed with inbuilt robot tracks, 3D-printing facilities, and various programmable computers and devices. So far in 2017, Year 5 students have completed a ‘Keyhole Surgery Training Unit’ that uses an electrical circuit and exposes them to computer programming, while Year 8 STEM students are designing and 3D-printing prosthetic hands. Meanwhile, in Year 9, students are creating their own video games while others are designing and 3D-printing robots and coding them to complete tasks.