Newton Moore Senior High School
Community Science and Engineering Fair
Thursday 21st August 2014
As part of our Science Week celebrations at Newton Moore Senior High School we are again running a Community Science and Engineering Fair. On Thursday 21st August our Performing Arts Centre will be open to schools and the general public from 10.00 - 2.15. We will have the WA Young Scientist of the Year Tristan Clemons as key note speaker on the day.
Students from our Specialist Science Horizons and Engineering classes in Years 8, 9 and 10 along with our Year 11 Physics students will be displaying their CSIRO Crest Research projects. Edith Cowan University comes and judges the students work, providing iPads as prizes for the best project in each year level. All our industry partners are invited on the day and our Science Horizons and Engineering scholarship students have lunch with them and Tristan Clemons.
Welcome to Newton Moore Senior High School, a school of 620 students and 45 teachers, located in the southern district of Bunbury, Western Australia.
Our school has recently had a $15 million upgrade. The new facilities provide a modern and comfortable teaching and learning environment: a state of the art Technology and Science department, a highly sophisticated Information and Resource Centre, an award winning Performing Art Centre and an upgraded student services and administration area. We boast two DEC Academic Approved Specialist Programs, Science Horizons and Engineering which cater for exceptionally talented students from year 7 to year 12. The school is also home to the multiple award winning Moore Academy of Sport and Health, offering Community supported and sponsored programs in high performance athletic development for students and specialising in advanced level training in Basketball and Hockey.
All is there to provide a modern, safe, supportive and positive learning environment where all students have the opportunity to achieve to their potential and achieve success.
Teacher Development School Science
Newton Moore Senior High School is a Teacher Development School in the area of Science in Year 7 to Year 12. Our team consists of Ms Jacqui Barber (TDS Coordinator), Ms Tania Pickett (TDS Coordinator) Mrs Lorraine Ellis (HoLA Science), Mr Kevin Lloyd, Mr Marty Denstedt and Ms Samantha Eaton.
Teacher Development Schools (TDSs) are providing learning and teaching support for classroom teachers. TDSs have been established for all phases of schooling, from early childhood through to the senior years, and include all learning areas.
TDSs are providing professional learning that supports teachers and schools to:
• teach the Australian Curriculum
• improve curriculum knowledge and teaching practice
• use whole school approaches to literacy and numeracy
• engage with the principles, practices and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework
• improve knowledge and understanding of curriculum content for identified senior secondary courses.
TDSs are sharing their experiences in implementing the Australian Curriculum using a range of strategies including: school walk throughs, classroom modelling, virtual classrooms and traditional face-to-face sessions run by presenters.
Link to the TDSs website, supported by the Department of Education.