The Senior Science students have not only embraced the challenges of the new VCAA courses but have also encouraged younger students to participate actively through Science Club and Astronomy Club.

The Year 8 Science Honours program, Simple Machines and Hydraulics has also commenced. VCE Science students are also actively applying scientific methodology and inquiry to laboratory investigations as part of the new VCE Science Study Designs. Different methods of scientific inquiry that generate primary data will be utilised by students to solve a problem, as part of the new VCAA assessment. VCE teachers have developed a range of activities to enable students to engage in critical and creative thinking.

The Science Faculty have commenced the academic year with the annual safety audit with Years 7 to 10. The audit ensures students are taken through the safety rules and the new Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals and the application of this information in situ. The safety audit provides a foundation for a safe learning environment. Within this environment, students have the opportunity to work scientifically and respond to questions that reflect the inquiring nature of studying Science, providing the context for developing conceptual understanding.

The Science Faculty encourages students to participate in selected programs and competitions throughout the year and to engage their scientific mind.

Year 12 Club students demonstrating the science of flying teabags

Science Club students demonstrating the science of flying teabags

Mrs Vanessa Jackson-McRae, Head of Science