Learners in Grade 1 were put to the task. They were challenged to create a habitat for their penguin with the materials they selected. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students are given a challenge. They then use their knowledge in the one or more of these disciplines, along with their CORE Competencies, to come up with a solution. The Core Competencies listed in our current curriculum are Communication, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Positive Personal and Cultural Identity, Personal Awareness and Responsibility, and Social Responsibility.