STEM

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens”

Michelle Obama

STEM is consistently fostered and promoted across the school curriculum.  STEM is embedded in classroom activities and highlighted by displays.  Dedicated workshops, guest speakers, field trips and careers advice inform our pupils about the benefits of following a career in this field.  In addition, extra-curricular activities, events and competition entries are used to encourage our pupils to consider STEM related careers.  The STEM Ambassador Programme is used, where appropriate, to further inform our pupils and help them make informed decisions about their future career.

 

We need our pupils to consider STEM subjects as their path to rewarding careers, giving them the tools to help achieve real progress for our society.  Studying STEM and taking up careers in related areas, can lead to our pupils having very rewarding careers in the future.

 

Coding

There are going to be numerous jobs in the future where our young people are going to need to have coding skills.  Coding is becoming a central element of our STEM activities in St. Catherine’s College.   Coding is seen as the key to a brave new world.  Our pupils have opportunities to experience coding through planned activities in a number of departments.

 

Green Schools NI

St Catherine’s college won 2nd place in the Green Schools NI Competition.  The competition challenged our pupils to design an eco-friendly sports facility for our school.  The judges were very impressed with the design and innovative use of green energy to power the building.

 

BT Young Scientist Competition 2016

St. Catherine’s College obtained ‘Highly Commended’ for ‘Irish Dancing – a sport, not just a hobby’St. Catherine’s College won best project through Irish Medium for ‘ExoPlanets’.

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