Science Faculty News
2018 - We have another exciting year for the Science Faculty planned
The new Y7 students are straight into the laboratory working on their Lab skills and Bunsen burner license, while the Y11 students have hit the ground running in their new senior classes. The staff are all happy after meeting their new classes and are looking forward to the challenges of the year.
Our first fully fledged Project Based Learning class successfully completed the HSC in Physics a year early and have now set upon using the many skills gained to excel in all of their other subjects this year. They were very happy with their results on the whole and are even happier to be studying one less subject than their peers.
The second PBL class now known as the STEaM class (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths, with a little a for AVID, I know too many acronyms.) are currently working on completing both Y9 and Y10 this year so that they can accelerate in Biology for the HSC.
Our newest STEaM class will have a Biomechanics focus and involves cross curricular team teaching with expert Science and PDHPE teachers. If all goes to plan, these students will accelerate in PDHPE and maybe Biology.
We will be providing Y10 students with a support program for those intending to choose either Physics and/or chemistry in 2019. All students that are considering studying these courses in 2019 will be withdrawn from their science class once a week to undergo a development and preparation class. These classes will involve developing a higher level of problem solving skills so that they are ready for the challenge of these difficult subjects in 2019.
Wadalba Community School will once again be entering Produce and Animals at the Royal Easter Show, along with our District Produce Display, which has improved each year and with a little refinement may take out the coveted first prize.