Japanese, in addition to STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Mathematics), has turned out to be a fortuitous combination for a high
achieving student at Warwick State High School. Lillian Rayner has been
successful in being awarded a spot on the inaugural 2016 STEM Student Study
Tour to Japan. This scholarship was targeted at high-performing Year 10 students who are currently
studying Japanese and at least one STEM subject in Queensland state high schools.
The tour will provide the eleven students selected from the state with a unique
international learning opportunity. They
will be immersed in a language and cultural environment and experience how STEM
subjects are taught internationally. Participants will travel to Hiroshima and
Kyoto state high schools in Japan to undertake a 10-day in-country immersion
Advancing education - an action plan for
education, the Queensland Government plans to prepare students for the
challenges of tomorrow. The Department of Education and Training in
collaboration with Japanese Boards of Education, will provide participants with
an offshore opportunity to see real world examples of the importance of STEM
and partnerships between schools and the industry.
will receive return airfares to Japan,
homestay accommodation and placement in a senior high school in Hiroshima or
Kyoto. She willbe giventheopportunitytovisitplacesofculturalandhistorical
interest and to see how STEM subjects aretaughtinJapan. Well done Lillian.
At Warwick State High School,
the study of Japanese and STEM subjects is highly valued and students have the
opportunity to do so from Years 7 to 12. The school currently has three
experienced Japanese teachers who are passionate about teaching the Japanese
language, in addition to instilling multi-cultural awareness.