At the College our goal is to improve our Science students' knowledge and conceptual understanding as well as their ability to investigate phenomena scientifically. We also strive to develop their attitudes and values in an increasingly complex scientific world. Students perform many practical experiments throughout the three year course as well as observe demonstrations, and participate in excursions.
Our emphasis within the Year 7-9 science program is to assist students in developing the necessary skills to act as rational and creative thinkers. The program engages students in the acquisition of knowledge and the development of understanding.
The Years 7-9 science program allows students to learn about themselves and others, to have knowledge of scientific phenomena and to be able to process information from a scientific perspective.
Students are engaged in a well-balanced inquiry-based program that involves a variety of activities to cater for all learning needs.
A variety of approaches to teaching and learning are utilised in order to maximise every students potential to achieve. These include:
• Laboratory activities and experiences
• Teacher exposition and questioning
• Computer software simulations
• Extended experimental investigations
• Self-directed and paced learning
• Library research and Assignment work
• Media presentations