Science

Welcome to the Science Faculty Homepage!

Science provides a distinctive view and way of thinking about the world. The study of science has led to an evolving body of knowledge organised as an interrelated set of models, theories, laws, systems, structures and interactions. It is through this body of knowledge that science provides explanations for a variety of phenomena and enables sense to be made of the biological, physical and technological world. The students' understanding of science and its social and cultural contexts provides a basis for their future choices and ethical decisions about local and global applications and implications of science.

The study of science provides opportunities for students to develop the skills of working scientifically, thinking critically and creatively in problem-solving processes. These skills will be beneficial in further education, vocational pursuits and everyday life.

Wadalba Community School's Science faculty offers the following subjects:

Stage 4

  • Science (compulsory)

Stage 5

  • Science (compulsory)
  • Marine and Aquaculture technology
  • Agriculture

Stage 6

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environment
  • Physics
  • Senior Science

Key annual events for the Science faculty

  • Primary Science Gifted and Talented Activities and enrichment days
  • Science week activities
  • Science and Engineering challenge
  • Koolang Observatory visit
  • University visits

OH&S – specific to the Science faculty

  • Enclosed shoes to be worn at all times in the Laboratory.
  • Safety glasses to be worn in the laboratory when appropriate.
  • Hair ties for all long hair when using open flames.
  • Students to follow all Science safety rules and teachers instruction in at all times.