Permission notes for Science and Technology
Science and Technology excursions are organised at the start of every year to be aligned with our learning outcomes for each term. To support our parents in paying for these opportunities we include every excursion in these permission notes for the year.
You may choose to include your child in a many (or as few) excursions as you would like.
You may choose to pay for your child's excursions as a full payment, as partial payments or by setting up a payment plan. You may pay via credit card, cash (at the front office) or by direct debit (please email firstname.lastname@example.org after the transfer has been made).
The excursions notes are available as a pdf below:
- Year 7 Sci Tech excursions note 2017
- Year 8 Sci Tech excursions note 2017
- Year 9 Sci Tech excursions note 2017
- Year 10 Sci Tech excursions note 2017
Through the study of Science, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills to explain and make sense of their world, so they can make responsible decisions as individuals and as part of their community.
We teach the students to think scientiﬁcally, applying investigative, problem solving and communication skills.
The student's learning is supported by an extensive program of experiments, information technology, excursions and guest speakers. Science is compulsory for every student in years 7-10 at Calwell High School. Students explore scientific concepts and processes, in topics based on the four sub-strands of the Science Understandings: biological, chemical, physical and earth & space sciences.
Students develop critical and creative thinking skills and challenge themselves to design and implement scientific methods to collect and analyse data. The CSIRO CREST Program is used to promote engagement in self-directed inquiry investigations, with selected projects being entered into the ACT Science Fair.
Students also explore the practices used to develop scientific knowledge and its contributions to our culture and society.
All students are encouraged to extend their knowledge through extra-curricular activities and excursions to local scientific organisations, and by accessing mentors with current experience in a scientific field.
Introduction to Science – laboratory work orientation
Heat and Energy
Tuggeranong creek: case study