STEM Industry Partnership

The STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program supports and inspires STEM education in public schools.  The STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education, delivered in association with Regional Development Australia. SISP is funded by the NSW Department of Education.

Through the connection of education and industry, we provide an educational model that engages students, inspires them to study STEM and prepares them for STEM careers.

SISP creates pathways for schools, businesses and organisations to work together to inspire and educate the next generation of STEM innovation, problem solving and creativity.

The program actively supports teacher training, student STEM events and with the purchase of equipment. This support is directed through regional Academies of STEM Excellence such as the Hastings Secondary College Academy of Stem Excellence (HASE).

We inspire young people through our passion and expertise. We build the confidence of regional educators to deliver STEM programs. We provide thought-leadership in the STEM education space through sharing our expertise and insights with the world around us.

Current projects:

  • Developing the STEM teaching hubs at Hastings Secondary College Port Macquarie and Westport Campuses.
  • Coding projects with Robotics:
    • EV3 robots in primary and lower secondary,
    • Robocup robots in lower secondary,
    • TMax robots in middle school, and
    • FRC robotics.
  • Virtual Environments with:
    •  Minestorm in primary and lower secondary
      • PMHC mindcraft challenge  
    • Unity (Unity’s real-time 3D development platform will allow students to together to create amazing immersive and interactive experiences) with middle and upper secondary
      • MyVirtualPlace – Our school virtual environment
  • Women in STEM – The STEM Story Circles
  • Solar Cars – an upper primary and lower secondary linked project for term 3 and 4
  • Aquarobotics
    • STEM roadshow to Norfolk Island
  • COSPAR K 2021 – International space conference with a display of STEM activities featuring Hastings Academy of STEM Excellence students.

Our aim is to in partnership with the College to inspire and educate the next generation of STEM innovators for future-focused industries and industries that may not even exist yet, by challenging them to solve real problems with innovative solutions.