JCBTHS launched code club, now called STEM Club, in 2015 providing an opportunity for students to learn about computational thinking and developing their own learning projects over the course of the year. STEM Club runs each Tuesday afternoon between 3 & 4pm and works to the ability level of students. STEM Club is open to all students from Years 7 to 12.
Students learn to code using graphical interfaces and participate in Hour of Code, a global initiative supported by well known innovators and to utilise Lego Robotics.
As students progress they will begin to utilise skills in their own projects. In 2016 we will be looking at some of the following:
- Programming Arduino Devices
- Programming drones with iPads
- Video Editing
- 3D Modelling and Printing
Students participating in the group also are provided with rewards and further curriculum enhancements around innovation in education, for example the 2015 group attended Macquarie University with teachers to partake in a Robotics course that will form the basis of the 2016 First Lego League competition.
As a school we also develop each student's confidence in presenting and working with other students from our Bayside Community of School, these opportunities develop our boys ability in leadership within the school and beyond.