Bomaderry High School

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Science is mandatory for all students from Year 7 to Year 10.


Learning science in years 7-10 provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. Science explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. Science enhances the skills of working scientifically, as well as critical and creative thinking to address contemporary issues.

Faculty Leadership

The Science Head teacher is Mrs H.Tanti

Faculty Overview

Expert Science teachers at Bomaderry High School deliver lessons with a focus on using science inquiry to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of the application of Science through the process of questioning, predicting and analysing.

In science lessons, students enhance their STEM skills and knowledge through relevant, interest-driven learning experiences. Students delve into scientific concepts and hone their skills in scientific inquiry and analysis.

Practical experiences led by highly skilled specialist teachers help students develop their understanding of the philosophy, development and importance of scientific knowledge, concepts, ideas and principles in our modern science driven society.

Curriculum and Programs

Students have the opportunity to engage in STEM and Science experiences through connections with industry partners, including University of Sydney - AMGEN Biotechnology Experience, University of Wollongong, EduTech Australia National Robotic Competition and ANSTO.  The teachers within the faculty currently work on specialised projects with the University of Wollongong, University of New England, Australian Museum and as project collaborators with the Science Curriculum Team.

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

●      Biology

●      Chemistry

●      Earth and Environmental Science

●      Investigating Science

●      Physics



Agriculture is mandatory for all Year 7 students.

In Years 9 and 10, students can choose Agriculture as an elective.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from:

●      HSC Agriculture, and/or

●      VET Primary Industries to achieve a Certificate II in Agriculture.

Agriculture provides students with a wide and varied interaction with agricultural production systems. At Bomaderry High School, we provide programs covering animal production including cattle, poultry, sheep, pigs and bees, with studies in equally diverse plant production systems including pastures, summer and winter forage crops, vegetable and fruit production. Machinery operation and safety topics also provide good, useful and practical skills that can be applied in everyday life situations.

Agriculture provides opportunities for students to interact with new and emerging technologies for the management of plant and animal enterprises. Bomaderry High School is one of the first schools in Australia to obtain an iFarm. This valuable resource is custom built for secondary schools and is a fully computerised, outdoor farm research station. The iFarm enables scientific plant trials with specialised data gathering infrastructure to meet curriculum requirements, as well as to inspire students to pursue careers in agriculture.

Practical skills are an essential and integrated part of the theoretical studies undertaken, providing the chance for success for a wide range of student personalities and abilities. Our Agriculture and Primary Industries students have exciting opportunities to engage with the local community and industry, including participation in Agricultural Shows, the South Coast Beef Producers School Steer Spectacular, Cows Create Careers program, and valuable industry work placements