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:
Furthermore, it was intended that JMSS would become a school that would: