Mā te whakaaro nui e hanga te whare; mā te mātauranga e whakaū.
Big Ideas create the house; knowledge maintains it.
Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural and physical world including the wider universe. In Science we generate and test ideas by making observations, carrying out investigations and modelling, and communicating and debating with others. We do this so we can develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations.
The Nature of Science
Students learn what science is and how scientists work.
The Living World
Students learn about living things and how they interact with each other and the environment.
Planet Earth and Beyond
Students learn about the interconnecting systems and processes of the Earth, the other parts of the solar system, and the universe beyond.
The Physical World
Students learn about a wide range of physical phenomena, united by the concept of energy, which is transformed from one form to another without loss.
The Material World
Students learn about matter and the changes it undergoes.
Science in Year 7 and 8 is a two year program where students will study the nature of science through a range of contexts and experiences including Science Fair, field trips and hands on activities.
Science in Year 9 and 10 is a continuation of the students’ learning in Year 7 and 8, with a focus on building their skills and science understanding in preparation for senior sciences. A variety of learning opportunities are provided including Science Fair, field trips and hands on activities.