Vision & Values
Our Vision is to become a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence and innovation in the later years of secondary science, mathematics and associated technologies, reflecting global directions and priorities in scientific research and knowledge creation.
The Mission of John Monash Science School is to develop in all our students the skills, attributes, knowledge and balanced perspectives which will best enable them to make a positive difference to the world they will both inherit and co-create.
John Monash Science School is the outcome of a unique strategic partnership between the Victorian Government and Monash University. The stated mission of the John Monash Science School was articulated in the Lease struck between Monash University and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in 2008. The school opened in 2010 after some nine years of consultation between government, Monash University and other stakeholders.
To understand John Monash Science School today, it is appropriate to outline the original intentions of this partnership. In summary, they were for JMSS to be a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in innovative research-based teaching and learning in the later years of secondary science, mathematics, associated technologies, resource development and pedagogy. The JMSS would contribute to Victoria’s, and the Nation’s, long-term economic, social, cultural and environmental goals through the delivery of high-quality education in science, technology and innovation. The purpose of the JMSS aligned with the summary and recommendations from the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the promotion of Science and Mathematics. More specifically, JMSS will:
- Increase the proportion of the state’s highest achievers pursuing Mathematics and Science into senior secondary and university studies;
- Address skill shortages in the economy through the integration of business, industry, research applications, career and subject advice within the school curriculum;
- Provide more effective student engagement through innovation in a relevant and integrated curriculum and investigation based learning approaches;
- Develop high-quality, effective teaching strategies to be shared amongst teachers throughout the state; and
- Provide ongoing, up-to-date knowledge in rapidly advancing areas of science.