About Us

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) is STEM being communicated through the Arts. An essential skills for the 21st century.

  • At STEAM, we foster the next generation of lifelong learners who are knowledgeable, have strength of character, sense of community and drive to impact the contemporary world.
  • Encourage children to persevere through challenges that extend beyond their normal capabilities. Meeting uncertainty with confidence, curiosity, and excitement to try new things.
  • STEAM fosters knowledge, skills and capacities and develops integrated strategies towards critical and creative thinking.

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STEAM Programs
STEAM programs are made up of projects and activities organised into courses to provide opportunities for children to apply and consolidate what they have learned in school via a cross-disciplinary and relevant manner. It motivates and encourages them to inquire and discover whilst establishing a foundation for lifelong learning.

STEAM Activities
Underlying all STEAM activities are the application of evidence-based strategy for positive education to foster resilience, engagement, mindfulness and positivity resulting in long-term wellbeing in children.

Personalised Program
This can be further enhanced with a personalised program to maximise learner’s strengths and extend learning.

STEAM Coaches
Our coaches work with the parents to create meaningful, inspiring experiences that ignite each child’s curiosity. Supported by a rigorous teacher education program, STEAM coaches provide multiple opportunities for your child to learn. Our research indicates that most children who experience STEAM activities leaves the studio excited and looking forward to their next session.

 

The Founders

Philip Chan

Philip has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years with a degree in Bachelor of Computer Engineering from the University of Wollongong. During this time he has spent most of his career consulting to large through to small  commercial and government organisations. His involvement in the open source and standards community has given him the appreciation of how individuals can contribute to the wider community by just doing small and often insignificant things. He also ran several businesses including several starts ups. His interest has always been to find ways to make learning fun and easy for everybody.

Susan Yu

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Susan is the director of the National Institute of Chinese education which promotes bilingualism and cross cultural exchange. She is also the Vice-President of the Australia Fujian Association.

Susan also has a long career in the IT industry working with many large and small commercial and government organisations helping them transform and improve their systems and processes. Her interest in education, creative arts and languages can be seen through out her entrepreneurial endeavours including launching and operating several Chinese weekend schools.

Dr. Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen

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Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen was born in Sydney. Education: Diploma, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, B. Ed (ART) from COFA; Gd. Dip. (Adult Ed.) from UTS; MA (Environmental Design) from Canberra University, PhD from School of Education, Macquarie University.

Bronwen presents ‘creativity’ workshops at several international and national conferences around the world particularly, in conjunction with Art In Society International Conferences (since 2009 till present). Her articles have been accepted in nine peer-reviewed journals. In 2015, she presented workshops in Portugal, Madrid and at London University. 2016, Bronwen is invited to present at British Columba University, Vancouver and ULAC. Bronwen’s PhD research (2010-2015) is in Visual and Creative Arts Education, School of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney. Bronwen is currently a Research Fellow in Science education where she is evaluating the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) examining the retention and aspirations of low socio-economic students particularly, Indigenous youth. Forming socio-cultural partnerships with diverse cultural communities –of-practice (CoP) with educational institutions is a major goal. Current creative partnerships include Australia, Korea, Shanghai, Singapore and Taiwan and bilingual education between Australia and China.

Research Links:

Out of the shadows: Fostering creativity in pre-service teachers in creative arts programs

May Chan

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May has over 15 years experience in the IT industry and a degree in Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of New South Wales. She has provided IT consulting services in the Financial, Travel and Government industries.

Liling Ong

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Liling was born in Malaysia and she spent almost half her life overseas. She received her education: Bachelor of Business (Accounting, Banking and Finance) from Monash Australia, Master of International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and Master of Applied Finance through KAPLAN Professional Education.
She has over 5 years of experience in the finance and start ups industry. She aspires to build virtual schools all over the world which inspire kids to collaborate with each other to create extraordinary things that improve lives on the earth.