10 Jun 2021

Calling Parents of Wyvern to Help out at STEM Festival in August

Who?
If you are connected to a career in STEM – that is all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ​and can spare some time to talk to the Year 5 and 6 boys about a career in STEM please read on.

When?
As part of the P&F inaugural STEM Fest, Wyvern will be running ​a STEM Career’s Day on 20 August. ​We are looking for parents who can spare 1 hour or more at:

Session 1: 9:30am – 10:30am
Session 2: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Session 3: 1:45pm – 2:45pm

What to expect?
You will present to a group of about 20 Year 5 and 6 boys for 2 x 20-minute timeslots. Each session will have different boys and your presentation and Q & A would be repeated.

How?
Please email Sarah Capolupo (P&F Event Coordinator) at p&fwyvern@newington.nsw.edu.au if you can assist and state your area of expertise and which session or sessions you can help with.

What to do in the sessions?
This is a how to guide of what you might do in the 20-minute x 2 repeated session.

  1. Connect with the students on a personal level. Help them realise that you used to be just like them. Favourite subject at school, how you became interested in the career option – passions as a child etc

  2. Make it entertaining and interesting for them. Talk about science, engineering, technologies that they may know, but do not get overly technical. Talk in terms of your everyday activities.

  3. Be casual. Don’t use PowerPoint unless it’s a lot of cool pictures.

  4. Bring goodies or props that you may use in your job.

  5. Focus on the options: One of the great things about having a STEM degree is that there are a wide range of jobs they can have. Talk about what you do, but also discuss the other options that will be available to them later if they get into STEM subjects now and in senior school.

Further Information? Please email Emma Cope at the Wyvern front office ecope@newington.nsw.edu.au if you would like the link to a Zoom session on Tuesday 15 June at 6:00 pm for a Q & A with Lindsay Bosch and P&F members about this STEM Career’s day at Wyvern.

​Thank you to those parents who have already emailed Sarah to show their interest in being part of this event.

Lindsay Bosch
STEM Teacher

Newington, Wyvern House

115 Cambridge Street
Stanmore NSW 2048
+61 2 9568 9444

contact@newington.nsw.edu.au
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