Science – Pūtaiao

Wadestown School places a high level of importance on the teaching and learning of science, with an emphasis on practical, hands-on experimentation. Engaging science programmes progressively build scientific skills and knowledge all the way from Year 1 through to Year 8. Intrigue and excitement encourage student participation as students develop their observational and processing skills.

These experiences and learning are recorded in a specific Science Journal that they build on from Year 1 right through to Year 8.

In Years 7 and 8 all students complete a Science Fair project, with supported guidance and dedicated in-class time. The best of these progress to the NIWA Regional Science Fair competition where Wadestown School has had considerable success.