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Hurstville Boys Campus

Hurstville Boys Campus

Georges River College

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Teacher with students in Science Lab

Scientific inquiry is a distinct way of finding answers to interesting questions and solutions to important problems about the natural world locally, nationally and globally, including shaping sustainable futures. Scientific knowledge provides explanations for a variety of phenomena and enables sense to be made of the Natural Environment and the Made Environment. As students engage in posing questions, testing ideas, developing and evaluating arguments based on evidence, they demonstrate honesty and fairness in using the skills of Working Scientifically.



  • To foster students' sense of wonder and expand their natural curiosity about the world around them in order to develop their understanding of, interest in, and enthusiasm for science.
  • To develop students' competence and creativity in applying the processes of Working
  • Scientifically and Working Technologically to appreciate and understand the Natural Environment and Made Environment.
  • To enhance students' confidence in making evidence-based decisions about the influences of science and technology in their lives
  • To enable students to confidently respond to needs and opportunities when designing solutions relevant to science and technology in their lives.


Our faculty provides

  • Four, well-equipped laboratories.
  • Internet access for Chromebooks in all laboratories.
  • Highly qualified teaching staff, with ValidScience and HSC Marking experience.
  • Entry to the Australian Schools Science Competition.
  • Independent research projects for years 8 and 10
  • Field trips to the Taronga Zoo and to Luna Park.
  • Integrated incursions focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outcomes

Faculty Programs 

A variety of challenging and stimulating topics are offered in Years 7 to 10, with a particular emphasis on practical work and integration of technology.

Topics include the following:   

Year 7

Year 8

Being a Scientist

Human Body

Living Things

Elements and Compounds

Separating Mixtures

Ecology and the Water Cycle

Force and Energy

Scientific Skills

Earth, Rocks and Minerals


Year 9

Year 10

Electricity and Energy


Reproduction, Co-ordination and Disease

Chemical Reactions


Waves and Light

The Periodic Table

Forces and Motion

Ecology and Sustainability

The Universe

Science in NSW Schools

A study of science is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

In science, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific 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.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics
  • Science Life Skills.