About us

At the ASMS we understand learning and how we and others learn


The ASMS has a key role in the South Australian Department of Education & Child Development to support the professional learning of educators with an interest in increasing student engagement, growth & achievement in science and mathematics. The professional learning activities offered by the ASMS are facilitated by teachers for teachers.


As teachers learning is our profession, it is our way of being. The ASMS is a professional learning community. We actively seek to connect with educators from across the state, nation and world, providing an opportunity for rich conversations based on our knowledge and experiences of designing learning and teaching approaches that aim to challenge and intellectually stretch each of our students.

The ASMS is seen as a focal point for innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Educators come to learn with us as we strive to foster innovation in science and mathematics education.


There are a variety of ways that you can connect with our professional learning services:

  • get involved in one of our professional learning programs
  • have a look at our resources
  • contact us to design your own professional learning program
  • come along and watch the ASMS in action
Qualified Facilitators
Total Participants
Inquiry Pedagogies Programs
Professional Learning Hours
Multiday Programs
STEM Focused Programs

Professional Learning Programs

We support educators to improve the learning, engagement and wellbeing of students

  • Professional learning is not effective unless it causes teachers to improve their professional practice.

    Hayes Mizell
  • I have felt encouraged to feel more confident to invite a greater range of responses from students that can be used to document evidence of students' learning journey.

    Professional Learning Program Attendee
  • I now feel armed with a number of excellent resources to teach a high quality unit.

    Professional Learning Program Attendee
  • It's amazing, an excellent contribution to education.

    Monica Sandoval
  • A great school!

    Professor Brian Schmidt Australian National University
  • Personalised, individualised learning in action.

    Graham Jenneker
  • Excitingly different experience, congratulations on an excellent school, thank you.

    Keira Jane Fitzpatrick
  • A very interesting afternoon. My colleagues at Utrecht University will be interested as well.

    Jenneke Kruger

Meet our team

Professional Learning for teachers facilitated by teachers

  • Karla Pobke
    Karla Pobke Director Professional Learning

    Karla’s leadership focuses on building the professional capacity to create a learning environment, in which all students can grow and achieve.

  • Jason Loke
    Jason Loke Senior Leader STEM Innovation

    Jason’s work focus is on innovative pedagogies and learning design in STEM.

  • Amanda Brook
    Amanda Brook STEM in the Australian Curriculum

    Amanda assists both Primary and Secondary teachers to build their skills and confidence in using an interdisciplinary curriculum.

  • Marcus Roberts
    Marcus Roberts Coordinator of Digital Literacies

    Marcus works with teachers and support staff to lead the integration of online learning management systems and innovative software.

Professional Learning Blog

A window into the ongoing professional learning of the staff of the ASMS.

Get in Touch

Our teaching and support teams want to hear from you if you have a question or queries about the school

  +61 8 8201 5686
  +61 8 8201 5685

Australian Science & Mathematics School
C/- Flinders University
Sturt Road
Bedford Park SA 5042

The ASMS is located in Building 8, adjacent Carpark 18 of the Sturt Precinct of Flinders University.

Map of Flinders University

Paid parking is available on the Flinders University Campus. Short term parking is available in Carpark 13 (up to 2 hours) and day parking in Carpark 16 and 20.

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