At Caloundra SHS we aim to provide our students with the abilities to work scientifically, enabling them to reach a deeper understanding of the world. Our subjects are designed to stimulate their interests, and develop their appreciation of how science can be used to explore and understand our changing world. These subjects give opportunities for students to practice science inquiry methods, to gain foundation knowledge across the science disciplines; and to communicate scientific understanding and make evidence-based decisions.
In years 7-10, students study Science as per the Australian Curriculum. This ensures they receive a basic understanding of the four science disciplines - biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. In their senior years, students have the opportunity to specialize and may choose from four science subjects – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Marine Science.
The Science faculty has a dynamic, experienced teaching staff, as well as two Scientific Officers who assist in the preparation of numerous science experiments. The 6 modern science laboratories, are fully equipped with digital technologies – data loggers, laptops, wireless network, and audio-visual facilities.
Ms Colleen Vieritz