Contemporary Instrumental Analysis

During week 4 of this term, the Unit 1/2 chemistry students were given the opportunity to visit VSSEC (Victorian Space and Science Education Centre) located in Strathmore High School. We have been learning about the quantifying aspects of chemistry, and this excursion allowed us to work with advanced machinery [Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy]  which further enhanced our understanding of this area of study.


It gave us a better insight into how the analytical techniques work, the kind of data they provide and how we can apply this data in scientific investigations. This was a great opportunity for us, as chemistry students, who are pioneering into the science world to further expand our knowledge on spectrometry and the interrelation between biology and chemistry!


Special thanks to Mr. Fernandes, Mr. Willig and Mrs. Yap for organising and taking us there.

Aruvi Gopesh & Elisia Lam

Year 11 Students

Year 8 Maths Excursion to Woolworths

We are excited to share the news of the recent excursion undertaken by a group of Year 8 students to Woolworths, a local supermarket. The aim of the excursion was to complete a real-life maths assignment focused on understanding information on price tags, unit costs, and preparing a reasonable budget for a hypothetical sausage-sizzle fundraising event. As their teachers, we were thrilled to see the high level of engagement demonstrated by the students during the excursion. They worked collaboratively, displaying their mathematical and decision-making skills as they compared prices and made informed choices. We were delighted to see the many constructive conversations taking place, which demonstrated the students' ability to apply their learning to real-world situations. Many students rewarded themselves at the end of the excursion by purchasing snacks from Woolworths and had a little “picnic” with their snacks afterwards! As their teachers, we are proud of their efforts and enthusiasm, and we look forward to providing more opportunities for them to apply their learning to real-world situations. Well done to all involved!

Mrs Wong, Mrs Scott and Mr. Hennessy

Year 8 Teachers