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The Governor congratulates Pannawonica Primary School – winners of the Meritorious Leadership Award in the primary school category, at the 2019 award ceremony at Government House

26th November 2019 • 2019 Governor’s School STEM Award winners announced

The Governor hosted a reception to announce the winners of the 2019 Governor’s School STEM Awards.

Congratulations to Brookman Primary School and Melville Senior High School who won the Leadership Excellence Awards, and Pannawonica Primary School and Hale School who took home Meritorious Leadership Awards (the runner-up prize).

Brookman Primary was recognised for integrating STEM throughout school planning and classroom practice, as well as providing mentorship to other schools to do the same.

Melville High’s achievements include engaging industry and the local community to develop innovative programs that increase student achievement in and enthusiasm for STEM.

“Congratulations to all of the winners, runners-up and finalists in this year’s awards. It was a pleasure to meet principals from around Western Australia who are committed to finding new, innovative ways to engage students with STEM skills.


I thank the two judging panels, chaired by Ms Roslyn Kay and Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO.”


The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia

Awards and finalists

Primary School Category

Leadership Excellence Award (winner)

Brookman Primary School (Langford)

Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up)

Pannawonica Primary School (Pannawonica)


Baynton West Primary School (Baynton)

Secondary School Category

Leadership Excellence Award (winner)

Melville Senior High School (Melville)

Meritorious Leadership Award (runner-up)

Hale School (Wembley Downs)


Cecil Andrews College (Seville Grove)

Presbyterian Ladies’ College (Peppermint Grove)

About the Awards

Now in their fifth year, the awards recognise high quality school leadership and teaching in STEM disciplines, which help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The annual awards program is overseen by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and administered by Scitech.

The Awards recognise and celebrate Western Australian primary and secondary schools that demonstrate excellence in leadership, advocacy, engagement and achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The Awards were set up by the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, former Governor of Western Australia.

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