Why John Monash Science School?
John Monash Science School’s unique position on the Clayton campus of Monash University provides the school with access to nationally and internationally recognised science and education research academics.
Teaching for Effective Learning.
The development of core learning skills and attributes is seen as the cornerstone of academic success at John Monash Science School.
These are woven into the fabric of each learning sequence at the school, as we believe the capacity to solve problems, collaborate in teams, undertake independent inquiry, think and act ethically, and make strategic use of high-end technologies will mark a point of difference for our students as they take their place in their chosen fields beyond school.
The school uses inquiry-based learning as one aspect of the delivery of the curriculum to:
- Develop problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and disciplinary content;
- Promote the transfer of concepts to new problems and questions;
- Teach students how to learn and build self-directed learning skills; and
- Develop student ownership of their learning and enhance student interest in the subject matter
Breadth in Curriculum.
While the school has a strong focus on science and mathematics, the curriculum is broad enough to develop students’ skills and capacities across all fields. In addition to core science, emerging sciences and emerging technology subjects students study English, Mathematics, Humanities subjects and Physical Education.Learn more
Our Co-Curricular Program, offered on Wednesday afternoons, provides a range of activities such as sport, dance, yoga, debating, drawing, computer programming, chess, Robocup, First Aid, driver safety, community service, and media and audio-visual production. Students can also study languages and may also join one of the many music ensembles.learn more
Acknowledging and rewarding development.
The JMSS Diploma is awarded at Year 12 graduation, and provides recognition for the achievements and skill development of our students outside the classroom including leadership, community service, sport, performing arts, competitions and the co-curricular program.learn more