Science

The Science Faculty at Horowhenua College has the objective of providing all students the opportunity to grow in confidence and to enable them to increase in knowledge and competency in Mathematics and Accounting.
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Overview

The Science Faculty at Horowhenua College has the objective of providing all students the opportunity to grow in confidence and to enable them to increase in knowledge and competency in Science. We employ highly qualified teaching staff that include specialists in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Agricultural Science. We have designed a range of courses aimed at maximizing the potential of all our students and equipping them for the career they choose.

Facilities

Horowhenua College has five totally refurbished Science laboratories. A separate area for practical activities and the carpeted areas provide spaces where students can work in a variety of ways including collaborative and individualized project work.

A break-out area allows senior students to carry out extended practical activities.  We are very proud of our wonderful science facilities.

Courses on offer

Year 13: Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Science
Year 12: Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Earth & Space Science; Agriculture and Horticulture Academy
Year 11: Science providing a range of standards to choose from.
Year 9 &10: These courses cover a range of science areas with a strong focus on the Nature of Science to provide students with real-world contexts.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Horowhenua College Science Faculty offers a range of enrichment activities which include:

  • Otago University Advanced Sciences Academy
  • Auckland University Rotary Science and Technology Forum
  • Otago University Hands-on Science
  • Brain Bee Challenge
  • Biology Olympiad
  • Nanotechnology
  • Eureka Young Science Leaders Forum

Staff

  • Liz Lewis – Head of Faculty
  • Susie Prentice
  • Martine Lewis
  • Eucheriska Bianchi
  • Jessica Foster
  • James Gilroy
  • Fay Lai
  • Heather Baker-Fraser
  • Helen Given – Science Technician
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