Horowhenua College

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Science

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 Mathematics and Accounting. We employ six  highly qualified teaching staff that include specialists in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agricultural Science. We have designed a range of courses aimed at maximising the potential of all our students and equipping them for the career they choose.

Facilities

Horowhenua College has five Science totally refurbished Science laboratories. A eparate area for practical activities and flexible carpeted area provides spaces where students can work in a variety of ways including collaborating and individualised 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
Year 12: Biology; Chemistry; Physics, Agriculture and Horticulture Academy 
Year 11: Science providing a range of standards to choose from.
Year 10: This course covers a range of science areas with a strong focus on the Nature of Science to provide students with real world contexts.
Year 9:   This course introduces students to the wide range of science contexts that are relevant to them and allows them to explore areas that interest them.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Horowhenua College Science Faculty have a number of extra-curricular activities on offer:

  • ICAS Science competition 
  • Otago University Advanced Sciences Academy
  • Auckland University Rotary Science and Technology Forum
  • Otago University Hands on Science
  • Brain Bee Challenge, Biology Olympian, Nanotechnology, Eureka Young Science Leaders Forum

Staff

Liz Lewis - Head of Faculty
Susie Prentice - Assistant Head of Faculty
Martine Lewis
Lizzy Dyer
Fay Lai
Jessica Foster
Helen Given - Science Technician