Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths

What is STEAM? 

STEAM Education is an approach to teaching and learning that combines science, technology, engineering, the arts, and maths to guide student inquiry, discussion, and problem-solving. At Maungatapu School we are privileged to have a dedicated STEAM room that children visit for lessons from a specialist STEAM teacher.

Why is STEAM important? 

Global skill shortages in STEAM-related fields are redefining educational priorities. Maungatapu School has a STEAM-based learning programme to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the 21st century. STEAM learning will not only produce tomorrow’s designers and engineers; it will develop innovative mindsets and the ability to problem-solve, ensuring that children from Maungatapu School become creators of technology, not just passive consumers. 

Benefits of STEAM learning

Children who participate in STEAM learning: 

  • think outside the box.
  • feel safe to express innovative and creative ideas. 
  • feel comfortable doing hands-on learning.
  • take ownership over their learning.
  • work collaboratively with others.
  • understand the ways that science, maths, the arts, and technology work together.
  • become increasingly curious about the world around them and feel empowered to change it for the better.