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Courses - A wide range of challenging and stimulating topics in the junior years and elective subjects in the senior years. In all work there is a strong emphasis on practical tasks.

Year 7
- Science topics are Separating mixtures, Solids, Liquids and Gases, Classification, Cells, Forces in Action, Planet Earth, the Solar System, Seeing and Hearing, Core Science Skills and a student research project is given.

Year 8 - Topics include Chemical reactions, plants, astronomy (done by assignment), Atomic Structure, Fossils and Geological Time, Electrostatics and Magnetism, Metals and Non-metals and Acids, Bases and Salts.

Year 9 - Topics include Forces at Work, Reproduction, The Body at War, It's a Material World, Chemical Energy, Electric Circuits, Keeping an Eye on Light, Dynamic Earth, Following Orders, Core Science Skills and a student research project is set.

Year 10 - Topics include Motion, Reproduction, Genetics, Chemical Interactions 2, Dynamic Earth, Evolution and a research assignment.

Year 11 & 12 - 2 Unit Biology, 2 Unit Chemistry, 2 Unit Physics.


  • 7 well-equipped, refurbished laboratories.
  • Interactive data projector facilities in all labs.
  • Biological specimens, preserved microscope slides, light microscopes, flexi-cam.
  • Geological kits, rock specimens.
  • Electronic balances.
  • Specialist science and educational computer software.
  • Electronic, online and interactive textbook systems.

Special Features:

  • Laboratories with computer research nooks.
  • Excursions: Year 7 (Taronga Zoo), Year 8 (Australian Museum and the Botanical Gardens), Year 9 (Long Reef) and Year 10 (Physics is Fun to Luna Park Sydney).
  • Whole school participation in the National Chemistry Competition, the National Science Competition and the National Analytical Chemical Competition (Titration).
  • Participation in the Solar Challenge.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Science Olympiads.