The areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sustainability and Earth Science are covered in the Science curriculum at Truganina South Primary School. We have a dedicated Science building, which is comprehensively stocked with materials such as sophisticated microscopes, electricity snap kits, thermometers, test tubes, sound kits and more. Our program teaches the basics of electricity, clean energy, biological processes and chemical reactions. As well as providing an engaging inquiry focused approach to learning, we give students a great foundation for Science and prepare them well for secondary school. We also provide incursions through CERES environmental Park, City West Water, Werribee River Association and the Wyndham Council to broaden students’ understanding of biodiversity, waste, water management and other sustainability initiatives. Science allows students to wonder about and question the world around us, as well as understand how things work and use this knowledge to develop their own ideas and models.
At TSPS we pride ourselves on being sustainable citizens. We are a ResourceSmart School and are currently rated at 5 stars. Our students take part in many initiatives such as Clean-up Australia Day, vegetable gardening, National Tree Planting Day and regular composting, worm farming and recycling. Our students learn about sustainability and how to reduce our impact on the Earth. We are passionate about our local environment and native plant and animal life, hence we have built a frog bog to increase habitat space for the dwindling frog populations. This has created a home for the Pobblebonk Frog and if you listen carefully as you walk by you can hear its calls. Learning outdoors is an important part of our program as it helps students get in touch with nature and take responsibility for their environmental choices. We have a student “Green Team” who help educate the younger students, monitor recycling and have opportunities to connect with local agencies in the community. They also work collaboratively to come up with ideas on how to improve the school.