Primary Science

Exmouth District High School has a purpose-built Primary Science Lab. It is a fantastic space for students in Years 4-6 to explore science concepts, supported with hands on learning activities. We use our investigation process and ensure that we conduct a ‘fair’ test each time by knowing what variables to change, measure and keep the same.

We have partnerships with many organisations such as the Minderoo Foundation, to deliver rich and meaningful learning experiences.

Secondary Science

Involves students from Years 7 to 12 and follows the Western Australian Curriculum. Areas of focus include Biological, Physical, Chemical and Earth & Space Sciences. As well, students look at Science as a Human Endeavour and develop the skills to undertake scientific investigations through Science Inquiry Skills.

Wherever possible, links are made between the amazing environment of our local area and the curriculum. For example, our Year 9 students have been involved in a turtle tagging programme with scientists from CSIRO as part of the Ningaloo Outlook Project. Year 10 students have tracked the movements of whale sharks with attached satellite tags. This tracking was part of the 2016 Race Around the World, an initiative of Ecoean and the WA Department of Education.

It is an exciting time in science education with teachers continually looking at new initiatives to keep the students motivated and engaged. Practical activities are a big part of the Science curriculum and are possible with the help of our fantastic lab-assistant.


Ningaloo Outlook program.