Collaborative STEAM Project builds respect

A group of Year 5 IGS students continued their pilot collaboration program with St Catherine’s School and Newington College this week, learning more about “Respectful Relationships”.

“Respectful Relationships is a project that is helping students make connections with students from other schools and of other genders,” said IGS Primary Studies Coordinator and STEAM Innovator Michelle Sullivan.

“The focus of the pilot is on enhancing students’ capability to be respectful in collaborative real and virtual environments within mixed gender and interschool teams.”

In teams, students have worked together to produce a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) inspired artifact and rap to represent what respectful relationships mean to them.


“We all came together at Newington College to do some design thinking and produce our raps and artifacts after weeks of working virtually to plan them,” Ms Sullivan said.

“It was wonderful to see the growth of all the students in how they worked respectfully together and with great enthusiasm to produce their group pieces.”

IGS hopes to open this opportunity to more students in 2019.

Click here to listen to one of the group’s raps about Respectful Relationships.