The Advanced Technology Project is an initiative funded by the Commonwealth by the Department of Defence and managed by the Department of Education and Child Development. The Project aims to increase the number of students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and increase the pool of young people ready to move from school into higher or further education, apprenticeships, scholarships etc and Industry. The Project also aims to increase employer awareness of their options for recruiting young people.
Henley High School, one of the lead schools in the Western region, works with the other lead schools: Aberfoyle Park High School and Valley View Secondary School, in a program of Professional development which is facilitated by the Australian Science and Maths School. The Western ATP cluster group includes: Le Fevre High School, Seaton High School, Ocean View College and Underdale High School. There are nineteen schools involved in the program across South Australia based in the northern, southern and western metropolitan regions including independent and catholic schools.
The Advanced Technology Project has resulted in opportunities for teachers and students in work experience, industry tours, mentoring and the development of curriculum materials. Professional Development opportunities for teachers, so far, have focussed on changing the way Science, Maths and Technology are taught across all Year levels.
For more information on the Advanced Technology Project please go to the following sites:
Fact sheet on the Advanced Technology Project
Advanced Technology Newsletters link