Science Horizons Specialist program

Science Specialist Program, Science Horizons. is an academic extension program where students feel safe to be themselves, are challenged in an innovative environment, work as members of teams and are given opportunities to demonstrate leadership and achieve success along many pathways.

Science Horizons is committed to enable students to achieve personal excellence, be successful 21st century life-long learners and to be active citizens of the local and global community.

The program aims to accelerate and extend students to improve their performance and enhance university entrance acceptance into science related courses.

Program Outline and Benefits

  • High achieving students are grouped with students of similar outstanding talents in science and across other core learning areas.
  • Expert specialist teachers who have proven competence in their respective fields teach the Science Horizons classes.
  • The course covers the required curriculum and enriches by extension according to the needs of the students.
  • Lessons cater for high achievers where thinking outside the box is the norm.
  • Students participate in our Freshwater and Marine Managers Program with dolphin, mangrove and wetland research.
  • The latest technology is integrated into science lessons view podcasts
  • Students develop team building skills by: participating in Science Research projects, contributing to running a community STEM Fair, competing in Science and Maths competitions, presenting and attending workshops, work sites and conferences.
  • Science Horizons program provides two additional periods to allow for curriculum enrichment.
  • Students participate in partnerships with International schools in Singapore, Japan and Indonesia.
  • Newton Moore Senior High School is a registered sustainable school, renowned nationally and internationally for its environmental projects. Link to Wetlands Web It is well positioned to offer extended opportunities across all Science disciplines.

What do parents need to know?

  • Students can enter the program in Year 7 to year 12 at any time, if a position is available.
  • Selection is based on a written application, entry test, teacher recommendation, science grades and systemic results from NAPLAN and MSE tests.
  • Scholarships are offered.
  • Science Horizons provides continuation of the districts PEAC Science, Technology and English program run by Newton Moore Senior High School.

 

Why offer the program?

Industry and community demand for science graduates in all fields especially Engineering and Health Sciences is increasing. Science is perceived by educationalists to be a field requiring greater focus to ensure students are well placed for future career choices. At Newton Moore Senior High School we have the teaching expertise and have established strong links with universities, industries and the local community, desirable for a successful enrichment program. Science Horizons fulfils a need in the South West region to provide an endorsed extension opportunity in the public system. This program provides a desirable alternate and avoids the need to move away to Perth schools.

 

Podcasts

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Videos

Science Horizons Video




Contacts

Head of Science - Mrs. Lorraine Ellis

Email: lorraine.ellis@education.wa.edu.au Telephone: 08 97222454

 

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Student Application
Scholarship Application
Indigenous Science Scholarship Application

Engineering specialist program

On the 15th June 2012, Newton Moore Senior High School launched its ground breaking new Engineering Course for Engineering Studies.

The school is the first and only in regional WA to introduce the course which will give Year 11 and 12 students a head start in engineering and related fields. This laid the foundation for our newest Academic Specialist Program, Engineering, approved in 2014.

Bunbury MLA John Castrilli said the course would be a massive benefit to the Greater Bunbury region. "We often hear that people in regional areas don't get the same opportunities as people living in capital cities but with the innovation that schools like Newton Moore Senior High School are showing we can help narrow that gap.

In the Engineering Specialist Program, students feel safe to be themselves, are challenged in an innovative environment, work as members of teams and are given opportunities to demonstrate leadership and achieve success along many pathways.

 

Program Outline and Benefits

  • High achieving students are grouped with students of similar outstanding talents in the same science and engineering class, as well as other core learning areas.
  • Expert specialist teachers who have proven competence in their respective fields teach the Specialist Program classes.
  • The course covers the required science curriculum and enriches by extension according to the needs of the students.
  • Engineering Specialist program provides two additional periods to the science class to allow for engineering curriculum enrichment.
  • Curriculum covers many fields of Engineering such as Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Civil and Architectural, Robotic and Environmental.
  • Hands on projects include robotics with programing, electronics, F1 car production using CAD, Human Powered Vehicle production and racing, bridge structures, solar cars and sustainable projects like recycling plastics with our BeH machine and then fracturing the fuel produced.
  • The latest technology is integrated into engineering lessons. Students learn to use software like Autocad and Picaxe to manufacture products on our CNC Router, laser cutter and 3D printers. We have the competition standard Electronic Starter and F1 Racing track, Ed-e, NXT and EV3 Robotic kits.
  • Students develop team building skills by: participating in STEM Research projects, contributing to running a community STEM Fair, competing in Science and Math competitions, workshops, work sites and conferences.

 

What do parents need to know?

  • Students can enter the program in Year 7 to year 12 at any time, if a position is available.
  • Selection is based on a written application, entry test, teacher recommendation, science grades and systemic results from NAPLAN and MSE tests.
  • Scholarships are offered.

 

 

Why offer the program?

Industry and community demand for science graduates in all fields especially Engineering and Health Sciences is increasing. Science is perceived by educationalists to be a field requiring greater focus to ensure students are well placed for future career choices. At Newton Moore Senior High School we have the teaching expertise and have established strong links with universities, industries and the local community, desirable for a successful enrichment program. Science Horizons fulfils a need in the South West region to provide an endorsed extension opportunity in the public system. This program provides a desirable alternate and avoids the need to move away to Perth schools.

 

Podcasts (coming soon)

Title


Videos

Science Engineering Video




Contacts

Head of Science - Mrs. Lorraine Ellis

Email: lorraine.ellis@education.wa.edu.au Telephone: 08 97222454

 

download brochure


Student Application
Scholarship Application
Indigenous Science Scholarship Application

Follow the Dream

Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success, is a voluntary program for high-achieving Secondary Aboriginal School Students.

The program provides after-school tuition and individualised mentoring, to those students who demonstrate the appropriate school results, attendance and behaviour to support and continue achieving excellent outcomes at school, complete Year 12 and obtain their post school destination goals.
The Program is offered to all Secondary Schools within the Bunbury & Warren-Blackwood Region and currently students from Australind Senior High School, Bridgetown District High, Bunbury Senior High School, Busselton Senior High School, Dalyellup Senior College, Manjimup Senior High School, Manea Senior College, Margaret River Senior High School, and Newton Moore Senior High School students participate.
For those students that are participating in the program currently they have experienced many benefits such as an increased understanding of the curriculum, more opportunity to complete assessments, prepare and revise for tests and exams, and the development of study skills. Students have also become more independent workers, have developed confidence and the “one on one'” interaction, has enhanced the relationship between teacher and student in terms of mutual understanding and trust, and the sense of feeling supported.
Students are provided the opportunity to attend excursions involving visits to Industry,Universities, TAFE and other organisations.
The Follow the Dream Program is a positive, rewarding and supportive program which provides the students with the educational support and mentors to assist them to develop strategies, skills and knowledge to enhance their opportunities to experience and achieve their educational outcomes andaspirations.
If you require any information about the Follow the Dream Program please contact Newton Moore SHS, Follow the Dream Program Coordinator, on 97222400.

Girls Academy

Newton Moore Senior High School began a girls indigenous sporting program in 2009.

The Academy is an exciting new initiative and is used to enhance the educational opportunities for our indigenous girls. This program will provide both sporting and academic challenges. Aims To increase attendance of Indigenous girls To increase achievement and opportunity for graduation To re-engage indigenous girls into schooling To help set career pathways or directions for indigenous girls Download the information brochure for more details.

Moore Academy of Sport and Health

Moore Academy of Sports and Health is about much more than physical education and talent in sport.

Embedded in the program are the values of team work, leadership, strategic thinking, decision making, self-esteem, fair play and the relationship with the community. Sport has always been a vital part of the traditions and values of Newton Moore Senior High School. This stimulating, inspiring environment with a history of success is the cornerstone of the program. The Physical Education staff are passionate and committed to the development and enjoyment of its students.

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Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.

What?

The Clontarf Foundation conducts full-time mentoring programs in selected high schools and colleges that cater for the specific educational needs of participants. The Clontarf Foundation utilises a specialised Australian Rules football coaching programme to engage students.

How?

The Clontarf Foundation involves particpants in activities, camps and workplace visits to develop a broad range of life skills. Highlights include interstate and regional tours, inter-Academy activities and excursions.

Why?

The Academy, in partnership with Newton Moore Senior High School, works with students to ensure they complete school through to the end of Year 12. Students need to demonstrate that they are work ready through their attitude and commitment to the education and football programmes. The Foundation will then support participants in their transition from school to further training and/or employment.

Who?

Any Aboriginal boy enrolled at Newton Moore Senior High School can apply to be part of the programme. To maintain their position in the Academy, participants need to show commitment towards the education program, school activities and football training.

When?

We are currently accepting enrolments from prospective students in the area.

Visit the Clontarf Foundation web site for more information.

Bush Rangers

Bush Rangers WA is a youth-based conservation and community development program run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife and supported by Cadets WA and the Department for Local Government and Communities.

It supports young Western Australians to take an active role in the conservation of the natural environment and better understand the mechanisms for its management. It is a Curriculum Council endorsed program and completion counts towards meeting requirements of the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).

Newton Moore Senior High School Bush Rangers focus on marine life along our coastline and works closely with the local environmental stakeholders such as the Leschenault Catchment Council, the City of Bunbury and Keep Australia Beautiful. It offers students in Years 9 to 12 the opportunity to receive training in first aid, bush craft, survival, navigation, camp cooking, teamwork, leadership, initiative and problem solving through various camps and practical nature conservation projects.

The extra-curricular program runs after school on Mondays and students generally embark on one weekend camp per semester. An annual sustainability camp takes place during the last week of school in Term 4.

Bush Rangers receive training in:

  • Practical Nature Conservation Projects
  • Working Safely in Natural Environments
  • The Meaning of Conservation
  • Environmental Management
  • The Practice of Nature Conservation
  • Interpretation of the Natural Environment
  • Leadership in Nature Conservation
  • Drill

 

Newton Moore Senior High School Bush Rangers have been involved in various outings in the South West, including:

  • Cleaning up the beach in Hamelin Bay
  • Sustainable management and history of Rottnest Island
  • Canoeing in the Dwellingup area
  • Caving in Margaret River
  • Tree planting in various areas around Bunbury
  • Keep Australia Beautiful Adopt-a-Spot clean ups at Amelia Park
  • Swimming activities at beaches around Bunbury
  • Cleaning up after the Groovin’ the Moo music festival
  • Problem solving and facing fears with team activities at Mornington Adventure Camp, including high ropes, low ropes, raft building and crate climbing

 

The program encourages students to develop an appreciation for local environmental issues and to take action for positive change. Applications open toward the end of Year 8 and students will be notified at year meetings when this occurs.