...Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity...Tim Minchin
Through the study of Science, students learn about our biological, chemical, geological, physical and technological world. They develop skills in planning and conducting investigations, recording and analysing data, and problem solving. They explore evidence and investigate ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. Science emphasises the skills for working scientifically, as well as critical and creative thinking to address scientific issues.
- Use and interpret science to explain the world around them.
- Evaluate and understand scientific theories and evidence.
- Investigate and generate scientific explanations.
- Participate in scientific debates, ask questions, and adopt a critical stance.
- Acquire knowledge and evidence to promote creative solutions.
- The Science and Engineering Challenge aims to foster interest and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Year 10 students. Students compete against other schools in fun and engaging hands-on activities such as designing an earthquake proof tower, building a hovercraft or bridge, providing electricity to a city or creating an environmentally friendly house. Qualifying schools may go on to complete at the State and National Finals.
- UoN Build ME a Future Day aims to foster interest and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in 8 students. The days are designed to bridge the gap between school and university, and to showcase how STEM careers can make a positive impact in the world. Each day includes a selection of competitive, hands-on STEM challenges, such as bridge and catapult building, as well as the opportunity to explore the University and some of the amazing things that happen there.
- The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a youth development program that empowers all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world. To achieve an Award, each young person must learn a skill, improve their physical well being, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment. WBHS offers Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to achieve their Bronze Award.
- Mr M Murdoch HEAD TEACHER TUE-FRI
- Ms J Black LAB ASSISTANT
- Ms E Cocking
- Ms R Lewis
- Ms T Ling
- Ms E Mercieca
- Mr G Morgan
- Mr M Murdoch
- Mr B Pickering
- Ms J Rennie
- Ms S Robinson
- Mr M Ryan
- Ms C Smith LAB ASSISTANT
- Mr M Turner
- University of Newcastle Science and Engineering Challenge
- University of Newcastle BuildME Challenge
- Students are given the opportunity to attend excursions that support content learning
- Science Week Activities at Taronga Zoo
STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8
- Mandatory Science
STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10
- Mandatory Science
STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12
In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:
- Earth and Envionmental Science
- Investigating Science
In Year 12, students who are studying at least one other science subject may also choose to study Science Extension.