What is Science?
Science is a way of investigating, understanding and explaining our natural, physical world.
It involves generating and testing ideas, making observations, carrying out investigations and modelling, and communicating and debating with others.
Science progress comes from logical, systematic work and from creative insight, built on a foundation of respect for evidence.
What is Senior Science at William Colenso College?
The Senior School Sciences at William Colenso College provide students with a rich range of courses which are appropriate to their literacy levels and responsive to their needs. The courses are scaffolded and cognitively incremental in that they offer pathways through which students can move in order to achieve to the level/outcome they require for career/tertiary entry. The study of science gives students access to the understanding, knowledge, and skills they need to participate fully in the social, cultural, political, and economic life of New Zealand and the wider world. To be successful participants, they need to be effective oral, written, and visual communicators who are able to think critically and in depth. The school values whanaungatanga, Hirangatanga and Manaakitanga are promoted and modelled in the selection of contexts offered, and the range of rich activities students engage in such as practical experimentation.
Links to the WCC Strategic Plan
To achieve responsive outcomes for all students, the department:
To achieve responsive systems and processes, the department:
To achieve responsive learning opportunities, the department:
To achieve responsive relationships, the department: