Chifley College Dunheved Campus

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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 enquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.


Head Teacher:

  • Veronica Longridge


  • Anju Sharma- relieving head teacher three days per week
  • Nazmun Nisha
  • Jasmin Narayan
  • Rajeshwar Singh

Faculty teaching aims:

  • The study of science in stages four and stage five develops students' scientific knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes within broad areas of science that encompass the traditional disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology and the earth sciences. As well as acquiring scientific knowledge and skills, students apply their understanding to everyday life and develop an appreciation of science as a human activity.
  • Students learn about the need to conserve, protect and maintain the environment, the use and importance of technology in advancing science and the role of science in developing technology. Students also develop an appreciation of, and skills in, selecting and using resources and systems to solve problems.

Subjects taught by faculty:

  • Science
  • The disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics ( STEM ).

Faculty achievements:

  • First place in various categories at the Penrith show since 2003.
  • Stream watch participant
  • Federal competition Enviro Inspiro Runner up (2007).
  • Participants of science events in partnership with Macquarie University.

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