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Science and technology

Science and technology is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

In science and technology, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific and technological skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

Digital technology

All students at Wakehurst attend a sequential Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills program linked with class programs to enhance learning across the key learning areas. These weekly lessons are taught by a specialist ICT teacher in our well-equipped, networked computer room. 

General class lessons are also enhanced through the use of interactive whiteboards (Smart boards), class sets of iPads and Chromebooks.  Internet facilities are also available in the Library.

Students understand and commit to an email and internet browsing policy (PDF 150KB)

Computer equipment is continually being supplemented and upgraded to meet growing needs in this important area.

Kindergarten love Bee-bots

The students have been learning to create algorithms to tell their Bee-bots how to move. Algorithms and codes that can be understood by machines are called programs. We have been creating physical challenges for our Bee-bots and then programming them to solve the problems. Find out more about what kindergarten have been doing with the Bee-bots: Kindy Bee-bot mazes (PDF 2466KB)

Year 1 - 6 love exploring visual coding at code studio.

Students in Year 1-6 have been using algorithms with loops to create amazing 'Code Art'. Have a look at some of the work they've done below: