From using Bee Bots in Kindergarten to drones in Prep, from laser and 3D printing and virtual reality to explosive experiments and CNC Routers - there's something for everyone in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at Canterbury. Our STEM team is constantly on the lookout for new project, programs, clubs and equipment for our students.

Excursions, competitions, extracurricular activities and a commitment to incorporating STEM into the curriculum mean students at Canterbury are constantly exposed to the boundless potential STEM offers.

Find out about what's in store for STEM this year at Canterbury.

Just some of the ways in which our students can embrace the world of STEM are:


We are partnered with some of the most reputable tertiary educations in Queensland, in order to create pathways for our students. Students can study university courses while still at school. They also have access to a range of extension opportunities, including QUT internships and Spark Ed.


Our Science Open Afternoons began in 2016, and proved extremely popular for all ages. Our labs come alive, with all of STEM represented in a range of displays, activities and more.

Click HERE to go to the latest Science Open Afternoon poster.

Our Junior School STEM Days also offer a whole day devoted to STEM for our students in Kindy to Year 6. They are held once a semester and a huge hit with our young scientists.


Academic competitions are an important way for students to challenge themselves and extend their creativity and strategic thinking. At Canterbury College, students are given the opportunity to participate in a range of competitions which range from College-based, regional, state, national and even international competitions. These include:

  • Science and Engineering Challenge
  • Maths Team Challenge
  • Maths Olympiad
  • F1 in Schools Car Challenge
  • Australian Space Design Competition
  • Griffith University STEM CUP
  • Maryborough Technology Challenge
  • Queensland da Vinci Decathlon
  • University of Sydney Eureka Prize
  • Robo Cup
  • Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition
  • ICAS Science
  • Australian Maths Competition

Middle and Senior School

  • RoboCup Junior Australia
  • Google CS First
  • University of Sydney Eureka Prize – Science Video Challenge
  • Rocketry
  • Maryborough Technology Challenge
  • Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition
  • Maths Olympiad
  • ICAS Science
  • Australian Maths Competition
  • Technology and Engineering Challenges including:
  • Young ICT Explorers
  • Dream Big Engineering projects


As well as a strong STEM presence in all areas of our curriculum, with a team devoted purely to the development of STEM in the classroom, there is a range of ways to get involved wtih STEM for students at Canterbury.

  • Coding and Robotics including RoboCup Junior Australia
  • Technology and Engineering challenges
  • Coding Club
  • Robotics Club
  • STEM Horizons extension program
  • STEM excursions in Middle and Senior School.


STEM Coordinators:

Junior School - Amanda Johansen

Middle/Senior School: Reina Mesina

Science Coordinators: Laurie Maetam (10-12), Tory Mills (5-9)

Technology Coordinator: Alana Patterson (9-12)

Maths Coordinators: Regina Meredith(10-12), Chris Pollock(5-9)

Digital Pedagogy: James Jenkins