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Updated, modern curriculum & alternative education pathway

Originally developed at the lighthouse School, Kent Street Senior High School over a thirteen-year period, the CoRE Learning Model originated as a secondary school specialist program, based on a STEM framework which integrates the Western Australian curriculum into a project-based learning (PBL) method.

Student-centered, customized and run internally by a school -

it is not an external STEM program.  

The CoRE Learning Foundation is a change-maker, with its unique teaching-learning strategies and role-model educators.


Safe-learning, nurturing environments grow students for the future - giving them different options to understand and align their life (and future work) with world purpose.

Successful implementation of The CoRE Learning model results in increased student engagement, parent satisfaction and student awareness of potential career paths and mentoring opportunities. 


For the maximum results the CoRE Learning program thrives off the support and encouragement from the school's leadership team.

In CoRE, there is no bias towards gender, age, socio-economic status, culture and most importantly, talents and capabilities.   

CoRE promotes Diversity - 51% of CoRE Alumni being Female, 33% English as Second Language and 10% Aboriginal - all these groups engage deeply across a range of STEM careers in the Resource, Defence and more recently, Science sectors. 

CoRE’s work with industry guides students to cultures of ‘social license to operate.’ by way of understanding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of scientific understanding to deal with social science issues.
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How CoRE Learning Works


Students have CoRE learning timetabled into their week, where they ‘go to work.’ With the expectation, they will work both independently, and collaboratively to time manage and organise the completion of their project.


Daily learning is sequenced and integrated into standard school timetables. With Industry practices and strategies brought into the classroom; or conversely where students are taken out into the field to network and learn directly from STEM professionals, who are working in the industry.  ​

Student-centred learning immerses them in project-specific accountability and responsibility. Our contemporary, project-based STEM Learning Model ensures students innovatively engage in realistic, contextually-set real-world problems. 

How do I get CoRE Learning in my Classroom?


To implement the CoRE Learning Model in to your classroom, you can reach out to us via contact us form (found at the bottom of the page) or by emailing

From initial contact the school with liaise with CoRE to set up a meeting with the CoRE educator. The CoRE Educator runs through the CoRE Learning model with the schools, identifying the various benefits to see School Leadership undertake the program. Schools starting the program become a "CoRE Explorer" where they trial the program with a selected number of students. 

Once the school feels confident in the program and its benefits, more CoRE "classes" are created for other years levels and the expansion in the school starts.

Schools can also get involved with CoRE via Gamifying Earth Science Learning Initiate.

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