Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore - Success through knowledge and application.

Telephone02 4969 3855


Science is mandatory for all students from Year 7 to Year 10.

Science 7-10 provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. Science emphasises the skills for working scientifically, as well as critical and creative thinking to address scientific issues.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

In Year 12, students who are studying at least one other science subject may also choose to study Science Extension.

Faculty Information

Science provides a distinctive view and way of thinking about the world. The study of science has led to an evolving body of knowledge organised as an interrelated set of models, theories, laws, systems, structures and interactions.

It is through this body of knowledge that science provides explanations for a variety of phenomena and enables sense to be made of the biological, physical and technological world. An understanding of science and its social and cultural contexts provides a basis for future choices and ethical decisions about local and global applications and implications of science.


  • Science (Years 7-10)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science


  • Steve Smith, Head Teacher
  • Priscilla Adei-Cardwell
  • Carolin Baeger
  • Phillip Bell
  • Jacob Carroll
  • Alison Diskin
  • Karen Dickinson
  • Robyn Malby
  • Justin McHugh
  • Ros Penson
  • Denise Timmins
  • Phillip Thompson

Should you wish to contact any of the above staff members, please use the following email address: