Technology, Science, Mathematics
Our Mathematics program is structured to benefit students of all abilities; in the Middle and Senior Schools classes are ‘blocked’ to cater for students who excel and those who require additional support. It’s an approach that works well given that most students go on to undertake Mathematics in Year 12.
We also participate in state, national and international mathematics and chess competitions. High-achieving mathematics students can also complete one Melbourne University mathematics subject in their final year, which counts towards their VCE and a bachelor degree at Melbourne University.
Science has always been a highly valued part of our curriculum, from the early 1900’s (when senior boys conducted physics and chemistry experiments in the scullery of our Burke Road campus, where boarders ate their afternoon tea), to the opening of our Science, Art and Design Centre in 1991. Its nine laboratories are named in honour of Old Boy, Professor David Danks, and are used by Middle and Senior School students studying Biology, Chemistry, General Science and Physics.
In 2013, a further four leading edge science laboratories opened within our new Wheelton Centre McDonald Building. Such state-of-the-art resources allow our students to experience a broad science curriculum across a range of topics, from environmental science and engineering to immunology, and to observe the influence of science in their daily lives.
is reflected in the number of students
who undertake science-related courses
at a tertiary level.