The King David School is a leader in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) education.
Students with a strong interest in Science, participate in the Macquarie University led FIRST programs. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a worldwide organization which aims to inspire and recognize student achievement and interest in science and technology.
The FIRST® Robotics Competition is the flagship competition of FIRST. It is a large-scale robotics competition, FRC® that brings together students and mentors to build robots that perform in a competitive environment against teams from all over the world. In building the robot , students learn valuable life skills such as teamwork/collaboration, public speaking, technical science/engineering skills. Our students compete at the Duel Down Under competition in Sydney annually and they have travelled to Hawaii to compete in the US Regional competition.
Led by Physics teacher, Milorad Cerovac, industry mentors, BAE Systems and School alumni, studying Physics at University all voluntarily mentor our students. The students design and build real robots from gears, motors, metal, and electronics to meet each year’s FRC challenge.
For the second year in a row The King David School team was awarded the Inspiration Award at the Duel Down Under Competition in Sydney. In the eyes of the FIRST community, this is the most sought after award, and recognises the School’s leadership in advancing STEM education.