Killarney Heights High School

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


The Science Faculty

Science at Killarney Heights High school is taught by a vibrant, highly skilled and experienced team of teaching and technical staff who are passionate about engaging our students in Science education.


Staff members 



Syllabus overview and learning continuum

The study of Science is a collaborative, creative endeavour and has led to a dynamic body of knowledge organised as an interrelated set of models, theories, laws, systems, structures and interactions. Science provides explanations for a variety of phenomena and enables students to make sense of the natural world. Science education provides many varied opportunities for STEM careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In Science students develop their skills to work scientifically. By engaging in scientific inquiry, they develop a deeper appreciation of the development of science as an evolving body of knowledge and of the complex relationship between evidence and ideas. Students also develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills, essential for thoughtful participation as scientifically literate citizens.



Science at Killarney Heights High School is very well resourced with access 6 well-appointed Science laboratories, each with designated class room and laboratory spaces, a projector and interactive whiteboard. Students have access to a wide variety of specialised equipment which facilitates hands on, practical learning through first-hand investigations and experiments. 



Science is a core subject from Year 7 until Year 10. At Killarney Heights High School, we also offer a wide range of elective course that can be selected in stages 5 and 6.



Courses offered:

Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8)


Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10)


Marine studies and aquaculture technology

Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)




Earth and Environmental Science

Investigating Science

Science Extension


Science Club