STEMM empowers pregnant and parenting teenagers by providing pathways to education as well as personal and parenting support, mentoring and community access. As such it is a key strategy for Burnside SHS in implementing Education Queensland’s values and mission regarding inclusive education. We provide a safe and supportive environment for pregnant and parenting students where comprehensive education takes place in regards to a range of health, personal development and wellbeing issues. Our students develop the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to enable them to make informed decisions for healthy outcomes.
Literacy and Numeracy:
STEMM offers a course in the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy for girls who have not completed year 10. Classes are taught by experienced and qualified secondary school teachers from Burnside State High School. Girls can also elect to study higher levels of Mathematics or English online or by correspondence whilst receiving support from qualified teachers or mentors at STEMM.
Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP):
The Tertiary Preparation pathway was developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and offers STEMM students an alternative pathway to tertiary study at TAFE, and/or university. Students who complete the TPP are eligable for entry into most university degree programs. Here at STEMM, we offer a full day of TPP study with tutorial support. It generally takes about one year to complete the course.
Certificate III Childcare:
The Certificate III in Children's Services is a direct entry qualification designed for professionals who want to provide care services for children and young people, in a range of settings, including child care, outside school hours care and family day care. Sunshine Coast Tafe provides teaching and tutorial support for all STEMM students undertaking this study.
During the course students will learn how to support children and their families to maintain children's wellbeing, provide developmentally appropriate experiences, maintain hygiene, and provide a safe and supportive environment for children to learn, grow and develop their full potential.
Graduates will be qualified to work as a child care assistant, family day care provider, nanny, after school hours care assistant, recreation assistant and further educational pathways.
Some students choose to undertake online educational courses and are provided tutorial and/or mentoring support from relevant volunteers from the community.
Would you like more information? Please contact the STEMM Co-Ordinator on 07 54597333