The Science and Technology Faculty is reflective of the Australian Curriculum and is concerned with providing students with opportunities to be excited by science and technology and to develop a lifelong love of learning. This excitement is achieved through continuously developing the curriculum to reflect current issues and technologies that are interesting to today’s students.
Through the study of Science and Technology subjects, students learn to be:
- critical and creative thinkers
- curious and willing to ask questions about the world they live in
- problem solvers who can make evidence based decisions
- engaged in practical problem-based learning that enables them to explore and develop ideas in order to generate digital solutions.
To develop these dispositions and skills they will:
- identify and pose questions; plan and conduct investigations, including experiments and field work; process and analyse primary and secondary data; interpret evidence; and communicate findings
- study contemporary issues such as climate change, use of resources, medical interventions, biodiversity and the origins of the universe
- have the opportunity to use digital technologies including data probes, coding and robotics
- create digital solutions to real world problems.
Subjects in the Science and Technology Faculty are:
Science course focus
- Junior Science (Years 7 – 10)
- STEM (Years 9 - 10)
- Biology (Years 11 and 12)
- Chemistry (Years 11 and 12)
- Physics (Years 11 and 12)
Technology course focus
- Digital Technologies (Years 8 - 10)
- Digital Solutions (Years 11 and 12)