Science helps us to understand the world we live in and to make it better. We want students to develop scientific skills with hands-on experiments and to achieve academic excellence.

In Year 9 and 10, Science is taught to all students. This course involves the study of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, at each level in addition to Geology and Astronomy. We believe it should be exciting and interesting while at the same time developing the skills in communication and content to enable students to excel. 

In Year 11, students study Science for Level 1 NCEA. We also offer to students who excel in Year 10, the option of completing a double Science option that includes Level 1 and Level 2 standards.

At the end of Year 11 students can carry on with NCEA or International Baccalaureate.  Students can study individual science specialties such as Physics from Level 2.

  • Level 1 Science 
  • Level 2 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and General Science
  • Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and General Science
Biology is interesting because it shows me the miraculous way every tiny cell functions and works together to form a living organism. Throughout human evolution, we have developed wisdom and now we have changed the world with technological advances. Along with learning about the way the human body functions, we learn about the organisms that live around us and how they maintain a delicate balance in nature. This makes Biology comprehensive and enjoyable. I would like to continue studying Biology in the future and pursue it as a career, furthering my understanding of the study of life.
- Sun Lam, Year 12 student

Peter Stewart

Bachelor of Science Auckland University

I entered teaching in my 30s and have stayed due to the challenge and satisfaction in helping students succeed.  In this time I have received the Prime Minister’s Science teacher prize, been nominated for New Zealander of the year, and received a Woolf Fisher scholarship.  We are all curious about the world we live in and I enjoy teaching students about it.