ESTEAM

ESTEAM stands for Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It is Somerset College’s inspirational project-based learning programme, where the pursuit of knowledge and the mastery of critical 21st century skills are powerfully partnered with cutting-edge technology and international connectivity so that our students may excel in our current reality and thrive in their as yet unknown futures.

With the rapid rate of technological development and the increasing pace of change in society, the need for relevant approaches to teaching and learning has never been more critical. Indeed, champions of innovation and education, such as Sir Ken Robinson, Jack Ma, Salman Khan, Sheryl Sandberg, Simon Sinek and Elon Musk all recognise that the current system of education is not serving children well enough and the world is changing so quickly that society urgently needs to educate differently.

It is within our changing world that the importance of 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and solution-seeking is emphasised. With this inspired future-focus, we are proud to introduce our ESTEAM programme and ESTEAM Innovation Centre.

ESTEAM stands for Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It is Somerset College’s inspirational project-based learning programme, where the pursuit of knowledge and the mastery of critical 21st century skills are powerfully partnered with cutting-edge technology and international connectivity so that our students may excel in our current reality and thrive in their as yet unknown futures.

Primarily housed in our new state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly Innovation Centre facility, but integrated across our whole school with our respected IEB and Cambridge curriculums, ESTEAM aims to put Somerset College at the forefront of South African and international educational innovation. 

ESTEAM also represents the heart of our school’s development, enriching the lives and expanding the horizons of our students and our community at large. The Somerset College ESTEAM Innovation Centre will be an epicentre of aspiration, creation and contribution, providing excellent infrastructure and facilities to enhance this development.

Dedicated Research, Art, Design, Physics and Robotics areas have been built with every space, studio and laboratory custom-equipped for collaborative innovation and entrepreneurial pursuit. Specifically selected design, coding, development and proto-typing software and machinery are further complemented by our specialised creation and construction workshop.

Through ESTEAM, Somerset College has positioned itself to creatively challenge the paradigm of traditional schooling and push beyond the boundaries of classroom learning. We know that for our students to be leaders in innovation they must be educated in an environment that encourages thought, challenge and change. In choosing to become an ESTEAM school, Somerset College is committed to equip our students to be agile and able citizens in the world of the future.

For further information and any admission queries about joining Somerset College as the centre of educational innovation for the 21st century, please contact:

Patricia McNaught-Davis  

admissions@somcol.co.za     |   +27 (0)21 842 8005     |    www.somersetcollege.org