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Science

A study of science is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

In science, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

Please see the NESA website for course details. 

Science is a compulsory subject for Year 7 - 10 and is studied as an elective in Year 11 and 12.

The Science Staff

Relieving Head Teacher - Chris Allen

Staff

Craig Ayers

Jeffrey Davis

Renee Eagles

Sharon Murphy

Shabrana Ali

Peter Lowrie

Reuben Webster

Gail Chambers (Lab assisstant)

The Science Fair

Think fast, Corroding Chemicals and The dynamics of explosive propulsion were just a few of the 100 odd projects up for display at Mount Annan’s Annual Science Fair. Students from Currans Hill and Mount Annan Public together with our own students from Mount Annan High were competing to show the judges their scientific ‘know how’. It is just one of the ways we celebrate of Science at MAHS. 

Assessment Schedules for 2018

Please see the attached documents for years 7 – 12 assessment schedules.

Junior Scope and Sequence (pdf 333 KB)

Fees

Each Science course from Years 7 - 12 has a fee which is used for student consumable items only. The Office will be issuing an invoice for fees in the next few weeks.

  • Year 7 - 10 fee is $15 per year.
  • Year 9 Project Based Learning Elective – Bionics $20
  • Year 11 fee per subject - Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Senior Science is $20 each.
  • Year 12 fee per subject - Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Senior Science is $20 each.

By paying this Subject fee, your child may experience more exciting and fun filled experiments as the Science Faculty can spend more money on consumable, one off use, experimental and class use items. For example –glue, pencils, chemicals for experiments, jars and bags for bringing home ‘slime', cups and popcorn for making popcorn, plasticine and toothpicks for making models, cardboard and Textas for mind maps and posters, Plaster of Paris for making fossils, items (kidney, heart etc) for dissection– the list is endless.

The fee also covers the replacement of accidentally broken glassware/equipment to keep the Laboratories stocked and prevent us asking parents to pay for accidental breakages in the Laboratory.

 

Science Fair

Junior and Senior Science students in the Science labs.