Hennessy Catholic College Yearbook 2022


This year, with fewer disruptions compared to previous years, students have been able to enjoy and explore more of the Science Curriculum in greater depth. Alongside our Junior classes, the department saw the reintroduction of Big History as a Year 9/10 Elective subject and it was a pleasure to see our Year 12 Earth and Environmental Science students finish their HSC, making them the first cohort to complete this course at Hennessy. 24 Science classes ran from Years 7-12, covering 6 different disciplines, illustrating how we cater for a wide range of interests within the Science domain. In Junior Science, students in Years 7-10 continued to use STILE (Student Teacher Interactive Learning Experience) which is a Science specific platform and gives their teachers the capacity to differentiate for the diverse range of student’s learning needs, all within an online environment. Whilst this platform has revolutionised the teaching of Science in many Australian schools, we recognise the importance of providing a wide range of activities for students and blend this in with a range of teaching strategies to suit the needs of all our students including practical work, fieldwork and research tasks. Our teaching programs have been modified to give each term a clear focus on either Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics and these subjects have a clear pathway from Year 7 through to Year 12, giving our students the opportunity to build upon prior knowledge from previous years and prepare them for the demands of the HSC if they choose to pursue that subject.

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