Maitland High School

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A study of science is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

In science, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

Science Staff:

Scott Parrey (Head Teacher)

Megan Elliott (Student attendance)

Dane Hockley (Year 7 Advisor)

Leanne Holt (Science Technician)

David Leahy

Kerrie Merrick (Year 12 Advisor)

Brett Mowle

Mathew Robson (Year 9 Advisor) 

At Maitland High School, a dynamic team of teachers leads the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Teachers take into account the diverse needs of all students, outlining clearly what students are expected to know and be able to do. Students from Year 7 through to Year 12, have many opportunities to participate in many learning experiences outside of the Science Labs such as visits to Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Shortland Wetland, The University of Newcastle, Science and Engineering Challenge, Nuclear Medicine, ANSTO Nuclear Reactor, Maritime Museum.