Students aim for stars

10 March 2016

Students from Sydney’s Domremy College featured in their local paper, Inner West Courier on 8 March, in an article about the Alliance’s combined schools NASA trip. You can view the Inner West Courier, or we have reproduced the text below.

Students aim for stars

Eliza Barr, Inner West Courier, 8 March 2016 p45

The sky is the limit for four Domremy students. Who are flying to Texas to study space and science this year.

Celeste Jackson-Snow, Odelia Sze-To, Simona Noulas and Velia Fierro will participate in the Houston Association for Space and Science Education’s International Study program at NASA in Houston.

Principal Vivienne Awad said Domremy’s affiliation with the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia ensured such opportunities were available to all students.

“Such experiences develop creative and critical thinking, leadership skills, initiative and teamwork.

“We foster a desire in our students to look outward through connections with local and global organisations that can provide opportunities for real world experiences.”

Ms Awad said the school also encourages their young women to push barriers

“We encourage all our students to be better tomorrow than they are today. We believe this is achieved with consistent effort, specific feedback and good teaching.”

The schools has recently partnered with the University of Sydney’s Science Technology Engineering Maths Academy, where university professors mentor teachers.

“Our teachers are committed to each of our students, engaging with them in and beyond the classroom to ensure they have the best educational and co-curricular opportunities available to them, “ Ms Awad said.