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Gaming Policy

We who love STEM also love games! We love playing games, we love making games, they're just so awesome.

So, can you play your favourite video games in STEM Club?

 

No.


STEM Club is about taking on a STEM related learning project, such as coding, electronics, mechanics, robotics or engineering. Playing video games doesn’t count. There are some exceptions:

  • The STEM Rewards Games day is an organised gaming tournament for regular STEM Club members
  • MinecraftEdu Activities and Competitions run by STEM Club.
  • Testing video games that you have made, or playing through your friend's video games as a bug tester*.

We love playing games and we don't like disappointing students who feel the same way about them as us. However, all of the teachers at STEM Club are volunteers who are there to help you achieve real STEM goals. So if you're "bored" or don't know what to do, please ask a STEM Teacher for some advice and we'll find you something awesome that suits you.



What happens if you are caught playing video games?

This is the hardest part of the policy, because we don't like doing this:

If you are caught playing games in STEM Club, we will unfortunately have to ask you to leave. This will also be followed by a school notice which is sent to your teachers and home to your parents because playing games violates not only this Gaming Policy, but also the Churchlands Senior High School ICT Policy. But hopefully, it'll never come to that.

If at any point you lie to a STEM Club teacher about playing games, you may also be banned from attending STEM Club in the future.


* If you're testing your own video game, you need to be able to prove that it's yours and explain what exactly you are testing. If you are testing a "friend's" video game, your "friend" must be present.