Our Science program is designed to excite and challenge our students, and build their confidence to engage with science.
Students have multiple options to study both the traditional and the emerging sciences within the college curriculum, and they participate widely in science competitions and activities organised by tertiary institutions such as University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT and Victoria University.
Environmental Science & Sustainability
As part of delivering a contemporary science program our students undertake studies in environmental science and sustainability.
The college has recently constructed a specialised Environmental Science Centre which will considerably enhance the scope for students to carry out in-depth explorations in this area of science.
Our students are involved in many environmental projects within the school and the community
Other Partnerships and Activities
Science and Engineering Challenge. With Newcastle University, Deakin and VU. Year 9 and 10 students compete against other schools from across the state in various practical challenges that incorporate aspects of engineering and physics in a problem solving framework. FCC has always performed very well in this challenge competing against both public and private schools.
In2Science. In2science is a joint activity between the Faculties of Science at La Trobe University, the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University, University of Ballarat, Deakin University and Swinburne University of Technology. It is a science-based peer mentoring program involving schools across Victoria. Through the program, university science students partner with our science teachers, working directly with school students as role models, and supporting the teachers to develop and implement science-related projects and activities. The current focus is on working with students in Years 7 to 10. We have been involved from the start of this program and have 5 or 6 mentors at any one time.
Scientists in Schools. Scientists in Schools is a national program that creates and supports long-term partnerships between teachers and scientists. Partnerships are flexible to allow for a style and level of involvement that suits each participant. We currently have a partnership with Physicist Gerald Pereira from the CSIRO.
Scinema. Conceived as a way to forge new links between the sciences and the arts by showcasing science based films and documentaries, Footscray City College has been a host for several years.