Curriculum - Science, Society and Environment

Our Science and Society & Environment programs utilise the local environment and links with the community to enrich the learning experiences for our students.

Science

Marine Studies- A Fisheries WA  Education Officer visits three times  a year to provide our students with hands on activities about our marine environment and to learn about sustainable fishing.

National Water Week and National Science Week are also included in our program. These include fun activities in which  parents are invited in to see what great things their students are doing in Science. We are also a part of a national ' Scientists in School' program. Our current Scientist in School is Joshua Hofman, a qualified Meteorologist.

Society and Environment

Sustainability-This is one of three cross-curriculum priorities within the Australian Curriculum.Our school has a  strong commitment to sustainability. Programs already running within the school include our "Water-Wise Program", a 5.6kw solar panel installation, conversion of all incandescent lights to LED, power monitors within classrooms, ‘Black Balloon’ and ‘Switch-Off’ campaigns along with community education. It has a strong focus within the Society and Environment learning area and is embedded in other learning areas as appropriate.

Sustainability will allow all young Australians to develop an appreciation of the need for more sustainable living, and to build the capacities for thinking and acting that are necessary to create a more sustainable future.

Local History- A focus of the school is to study the rich local histories of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The school recently recorded and published 30 oral history stories to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Act of Self Determination. This year is the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Emden.