We are thrilled to announce our selection as one of The Educator's 5 star Innovative Schools for 2021. This award recognises schools who have taken an imaginative approach to pandemic-enforced restrictions and equipped their students with the ability to thrive in the modern world, setting them on a path of lifelong learning.
Recently we embarked on a comprehensive and innovative Alumnae Mentoring strategy focusing on creating past – present partnerships and deepening our connections with Siena alumnae, who now number over 6,500. This innovation builds on the existing success of our annual Careers Showcase, which annually, sees over fifty alumnae participate in panel presentations in their particular field for current students to be inspired and learn about possible future pathways. This led us to explore further avenues for mentoring between past and present students.
A desire to leverage the skills and experience of our alumnae together with strong interest in STEAM career pathways has seen the introduction of our Scientist in Residence program. Alumnae with significant experience in these careers will work with our students, providing a different focus each term. Our Scientist in Residence will also join with our staff to develop our STEAM curriculum across all year levels, combining scientific enquiry with the use of technology to support student comprehension and understanding of real world problems
These programs, together with the facilities of our Veritas STEAM centre, due to begin construction in 2022, will equip our students both now and in the future with essential skills as they move beyond our gates.