At Eastbourne Primary School, we recognise the importance of students learning science and place a high priority on teaching this subject area across the school. A specialist science program has been developed at the school using the Australian Curriculum to ensure our students are well-prepared for their transition to secondary school to continue to learn in this important area of the curriculum.
To be well prepared for life in the future, children need to be skilled in understanding science to help them make informed choices about contemporary challenges, such as climate change, health, sustainability and energy use. Our students will also need to understand how to 'act like a scientist', to develop new technological innovations to increase future productivity.
Coupled with ongoing assessment to inform our teaching, our year 3-6 students are assessed twice yearly using standardised assessment specially created by the Australian Council for Educational Research to help us evaluate our science program.