Opihi College



In Science, students explore how both the natural physical world and science itself work so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role.
Science in an integral part of our daily living, all students need to develop their scientific knowledge and skills to make sense of their world, to take advantage of the resources and opportunities available to them, utilise resources to man’s benefit, and to appreciate and conserve their environment.

Science is the study of how the universe works; Scientific knowledge is dynamic and evolves over time; Science is a collaborative activity; Science is both logical and creative.

Although scientific knowledge is continually changing, the skills gained from studying science are life-long.
Science develops the students :

Curiosity- The ability to ask good questions, to suggest possible explanations and to test ideas to see if they make sense
Critical thinking- Science helps us sift facts from nonsense. It gives us the ability to understand today's big issues, make informed decisions and assess the credibility, reliability, and validity of what we see and hear.
Science knowledge -provides a foundation for understanding the world and helps us develop scientific skills, attitudes and values that enable us to make links 'between scientific knowledge and everyday decisions and actions'
Science knowledge drives innovation-Ideas generated today will lead to solutions, practical applications, and new challenges tomorrow.
Career opportunities- Science opens doors into fields such as forensics, laser technologies, bioengineering, astronomical exploration, food science, environmental management, medicine, pharmacology, engineering, and architecture and into other fields such as commerce and administration where the analytical and problem-solving skills learned in science are critical.
Science skills are needed in every industry, often in unexpected ways. Learning in science prepares you for jobs that don't yet exist
Course Outlines
2015 Level 1 Science
2015 Level 2 Science
2015 Level 2 Biology
2015 Level 2 Chemistry
2015 Level 3 Biology
2015 Level 3 Chemistry
Level 2 Physics  (VC)


Teacher Contacts
Name                                        Role                                            Class
Logan Callow                            HOF, TiC Biology                        12-13 Biology, 11 Science,
                                                                                                      MN1, BG1
Ashley Herbert                          TiC Chemistry                             12-13 Chemistry, 11 Science,
                                                                                                      Science 103, MN2, 10N 10S
Tamara Muirson                                                                            201 Science, 9N, 9S
Heidi Lovatt                                                                                   BG2