At Southern River College we’re dedicated to empowering students’ passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In all these programs we focus on extending capabilities, developing mathematical, scientific and digital literacy, and promote problem solving, critical analysis and creative thinking.

Through our programs and partnerships, we’re able to bring real-world STEM experiences to the classroom to enrich the learning experiences of our students. Our end goal is to inspire our students to drive innovation and to meet Australia’s future job needs.


The Southern River College Robotics Club designs, builds and codes robots to compete in First Robotics Events:

WA Robotics Playoffs (WARP)
FIRST Lego League (FLL)
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

Students do not need any skills or experience to join the club, just to be willing to learn and keen to represent your school, community, state and possibly country in the oldest, best High School Robotics competitions.

The club is free and a lot of fun.

Students can learn leadership, 21st Century Skills and mechanical, electrical and software engineering. Mentors attend the club and share industry skills and experience. The program is in partnership with Curtin University.

The club meets after school on Wednesdays during term time until 5pm.
For more information please contact:
Mr John Townley, Robotics Coach
T: 9391 6548

STEM Partnerships

To enhance Southern River College’s STEM program, we have many partnerships within the community.

  • Marine Industry School Pathways – provides awareness and access to pathways in the allied and defence industry section
  • CSIRO STEM Professionals- creating pathways for engineering
  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research – top students work alongside medical researchers during school holidays.
  • The Smith Family – The Young ICT Explorers Program provides our talented students a ICT/STEM competition run out-of-hours.
  • STEM4 INNOVATION through John Curtin College of the Arts – Mentor, support and collaboration and access to the Standford Design Thinking. Access to opportunities such as Fiona Wood Health Challenge and 
Binar-X CubeSat program
  • Furgo – Apprenticeship opportunities for Year 12 Mechatronics and incursion/excursion opportunities showcasing real life working Remote Operating Vehicles.
  • ISAAC Club – Primary School Extension Program