Leader of Learning - Sciences - Ms Paulina Phillips

The Science curriculum contributes to the development of the whole student by providing them with a way to make sense of the world and by fostering a desire to make responsible decisions, reflecting gospel values including care for others and the environment.

Through applying the processes of Working Scientifically, students use scientific inquiry to develop their understanding of scientific ideas and concepts, and the importance of scientific evidence in making informed decisions about the uses of science and technology in their lives. They recognise that science advances through the contributions of many different people.

When applying the processes of Working Technologically, students actively engage with real world situations and use technology skills, knowledge and understanding to create solutions for themselves and others. They creatively and competently use a range of materials, tools, equipment and techniques to produce solutions relevant to their world. The study of Science and Technology enables students to develop a positive self-concept as learners as well as confidence in and gain enjoyment from their learning. They become self-motivated learners through active participation in challenging and engaging experiences in order to develop innovative solutions. Through engaging in Science and Technology learning, students begin to develop the capabilities needed to become more scientifically and technologically literate citizens.

Science is studied by all students in:

  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is offered as an Elective Course for students in:

  • Year 9
  • Year 10

Students in Years 11 and 12 have the opportunity to study:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics
  • Science Extension (Year 12 only)

Students have the opportunity to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities including;

  • Science and Engineering Challenge
  • Build Me A Future Day
  • Astronomy Night