Cummins Area School officially opens STEM redvelopment

STEM: Peter Treloar with Cummins Area School governing council chairman Kris Speed and school principal Mel Degner.

STEM: Peter Treloar with Cummins Area School governing council chairman Kris Speed and school principal Mel Degner.

The Cummins Area School officially opened its redeveloped science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning area on Tuesday.

The building work was completed at the end of 2018 before the official opening in the afternoon on May 21 conducted by Member for Flinders Peter Treloar.

The school was awarded $3.5 million in funding in 2016 from the Department for Education and Child Development STEM learning strategy.

The new space includes secondary chemistry, physics and biology laboratories, a primary school science laboratory, open space teaching hubs for all year levels, group tutorial rooms and upgraded formal teaching areas.

Upgrades were also conducted to the electrical and data cabling and improvements made to air-conditioning capabilities.

The school was one of 139 public schools awarded funding to develop STEM facilities in the state.