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Curtin and St Stephen’s School partner for next generation

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Curtin University has partnered with St Stephen’s School in a bid to boost the entrepreneurial and innovation skills of the next generation of leaders.

As part of Curtin’s Innovative Schools Consortium, St Stephen’s School students will now be able to participate in workshops, and game-based learning to develop new skills and attributes valued by universities and employers.

Curtin will also provide support to St Stephen’s School to enable staff to develop new curricula applying STEM approaches and transdisciplinary thinking to address real-world challenges.

Curtin Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Jill Downie said the partnership, cemented with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding agreement, was a great opportunity for both institutions to work together on developing new ways of learning.

“Curtin is delighted to partner with St Stephen’s School and work with its students, teachers and senior staff to focus on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship,” Professor Downie said.

“We are particularly impressed with the school’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders with the core attributes required for future employment.”

St Stephen’s School Principal Donella Beare said the school was thrilled to partner with Curtin.

“We’re excited by the opportunities this relationship will bring,” Mrs Beare said.

“We are committed to giving our students every opportunity to pursue their academic goals. By working collaboratively with Curtin, we are ensuring our students are provided with an excellent education and that our staff our always at the leading edge of teaching.”

Curtin’s Innovative Schools Consortium is a diverse group of Western Australian senior schools demonstrating high levels of innovation in teaching and learning.

To learn more about the Innovative Schools Consortium or to join, contact Dr Melissa Langdon, Manager of Partnerships and Pathways, at

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