The Exmouth District High School Academic Extension and Enrichment Program places like-minded students in a challenging, rigorous environment, fostering a sense of connection in a supportive, fun, and collaborative setting.

Within the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) pathway, students will actively engage in Problem-Based Learning tasks and work towards mastering 21st-century skills. This pathway aims to extend their thinking across disciplines, enriching their understanding of the world through an interdisciplinary approach, preparing them to become future innovators.
To thrive in this program, it is crucial for both students and caregivers to understand the following:

  • The importance of being an independent and organised learner.
  • Learning and practicing skills in each subject area to ensure success in later years of education.
  • Maintaining high standards across all domains of school life to retain placement in the program.
  • Adjusting to a significant milestone of transitioning from working with peers of the same age to multi-aged peers, with some students potentially requiring time to settle in.
  • Encouraging parent involvement and acknowledging potential after-school commitments for students.

More information about the STEAMlab application process can be found through the posters below. The online application form for students in Years 6-10 can be accessed through this link STEAMlab Application. For any inquiries, please feel free to contact the program co-ordinator Hellen Kneale via email at

Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity.


The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a STEM real-world problem-solving challenge that takes place in Semester Two. There are two main components to the competition, the Robot Challenge, where students work together to build and program a LEGO robot, and the Innovation Project, where students identify and solve a real-world problem. Each year, a new theme for the competition is introduced.

In 2023, Exmouth District High School had two teams enter into the Regional and Remote Competition with Macquarie University. One of our teams was awarded The Champions Award recognising that students fully embraced FLL Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in Robot Performance, Robot Design, and the Innovation Project. Our other team was awarded The Innovation Project Award for their Innovation Project, having gained a comprehensive understanding of their problem; they were creative and developed a well-researched solution while effectively communicating their findings to the judges and the community.

Following this, we competed in the National FIRST LEGO League Competition at Curtin University. One of our teams took out the Rising All Star Award which celebrates a team that the judges notice and expect great things from in the future. Another team was awarded the Motivate Award, which celebrates a team that embraces the FIRST LEGO League culture of team building, team spirit, and enthusiasm.

This event was significant for our entire community. The swift and successful fundraising efforts of our community members enabled the students to travel to Perth for the competition. We are looking forward to what our team can produce in the Remote and Regional Competition in November 2024.


We are very excited to share that our dedicated STEM teacher, Hellen Kneale, was recently awarded the 2024 Toyota Community Trust STEM Teacher Scholarship. She was one of only two teachers in Western Australia that were chosen for this prestigious award! Dedicated STEM teachers awarded scholarship – Department of Education