International Science Fair

Since 2004, we have been proud to host our annual ASMS International Science Fair (ISF). It’s an exciting event for our students and over 70 guests from schools around the world.

A week of exploration, interrogation and collaboration. Students experience Challenge Based Learning, where they collaborate to investigate real-world issues, propose solutions, and solve challenges.

Students extend their thinking, analyse real-world problems in critical and creative ways and determine actions that make a difference. Students also participate in cultural events, work together with others from different nations, form friendships and develop intercultural understandings.

And, they share their personal Research Projects through presentations and poster displays.

The theme for ISF 2023 is: Space to Innovate.

ISF 2022: What can we learn from the past to change our future?

For the 18th International Science Fair, we welcomed students and educators from around the world to join our Year 10 and 11 students and our staff for an amazing week of Challenge Based Learning from 5-9 September.

The ASMS hosted 34 students with 6 teachers participating online from Fort Richmond College Canada, GSC Hiroshima University Japan, and Mahidol Wittayanusorn School Thailand and 18 students with 2 teachers visiting from St Odulphuslyceum The Netherlands and Ritsumeikan Senior High School Japan.

The ASMS also welcomed 17 students with 7 teachers visiting the school from regional South Australia including Roxby Downs Area School, Burra Community School and Whyalla Secondary College and 5 students with 2 teachers visiting interstate from Queensland Academy for Science, Maths and Technology.

It was so inspiring to see how each group has developed their curiosity, collaborated on ideas, and nurtured their friendships to come up with creative solutions to each challenge.

ISF 2021: Change your world!

In 2021, we hosted our 17th International Science Fair. There were lots of hands-on learning activities, with students exploring some leading edge technologies used in STEM and science research.

Students were highly engaged throughout the week, participating in excursions to places including Art Galleries, Universities, STEM Laboratories, Museums, airports and to observe the night sky.

We connected with 11 schools from across Australia and the world, navigating different time zones to share in the challenges and learn about different ideas, perspectives and contexts.

Through exploring problems and challenges together we have been able to learn about how other cultures view the world and the approaches and barriers they need to contend with in their situations.