We love science at Tecoma Primary School and timetable weekly science lessons for all students. The school was one of 35 in the state to have been selected as a Primary Science Specialist School in 2014 and receive funding to run a specialist science program for all students for 2 years.
This enabled TPS to have quality Victorian Curriculum based resources and professional learning for all staff, thus ensuring the continuing focus on this major curriculum area for years to come. Students make use of our Enviro-Centre (Vege Garden) and have loved wearing their lab-coats and learning all about the 4 curriculum areas of Earth Sciences, Biological Science, Chemical Science and Physical Science.
Because of this program, we have formed links and shared resources with Upwey High School Science Dept., John Monash Science School and the BASF Kids Lab at Monash University.
Furthermore, our Year 6 Leadership Program includes Science Captains who take weekly supervised classes to Year 1-2 students.
Every second year we have a Science Fair for grades 5 and 6 students. The time and effort our students put into their science investigations is amazing. Families walk excitedly from one amazing display to the next and the looks on their faces alone make the whole experience worthwhile.
Our students enjoy their weekly Science lessons, their excitement and curiosity has been infectious for staff and parents.