In our Science Learning Area we provide a stimulating and relevant science program designed to challenge students at all levels. This includes a range of topics and strategies aimed at increasing student interest in Science by showing that Science is an integral and important part of our everyday lives. We offer all students engaging opportunities to promotes academic excellence whilst also considering the needs of students at educational risk. Besides the pursuit of knowledge, and a commitment for students to achieve to their potential, there is a conscious effort to develop in our students social, civic and environmental responsibility and problem solving capabilities. Our learning area is leading the way in promoting the school as a ‘Waste Wise School’ by embedding sustainability into all content areas. We are also in the process of expanding a sustainable garden that includes aquaponics, worm farms, greenhouses, compost bins and garden beds.
In Years 7 – 10 Our students study content and concepts related to topics such as Earth and Space; Physical Science; Biological Science and Chemical Science. Throughout these topics emphasis is placed on Science Inquiry Skills where literacy, numeracy, critical and creative thinking and ethical understanding are all honed.
In Years 11 and 12 our students have the option to study Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics and Psychology at the ATAR level. Many of these are also available to study at the General level, including Integrated Science. We also offer a Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies which affords students with an alternative pathway to university.