Science is about exploring and discovering God’s creation.
Science is significant for every pupil as it reveals the majesty and authority of God in the creation all around them. It enables pupils to explore and discover the world around them and how things work. Learning in science leads to understanding and also a realisation of how much we don’t understand. It points to the interrelationships / interdependence of components of the world around us. It has the potential/aim to lead to awe and wonder at the complexity, the vastness, the minuteness – the paradoxes in creation.
We strive to develop a maturing biblical understanding of our place within creation and our responsibility within it (stewardship). A growing knowledge of the world and our ability within it will lead pupils to consider real ethical choices. Our science programme will provide a platform for pupils to explore the impact of human choice on the world we live in.
Our science programme will expose pupils to varied world views in science including those of our multi-cultural community. It honours the uniqueness of cultures in the understanding of our world and beyond. It acknowledges the standing and influence of Maori in New Zealand. Our filter will be our biblical world view with the purpose of leading pupils to be critical thinkers and make discerning choices.
Science is about generating ideas, testing, exploring, discovering, discussing, recording and making conclusions. Our science programme will lead pupils to see how God is over all things and, therefore, that they are challenged to make a positive impact in the world around them as an outworking of knowledge and faith.
Science is a practical, hands on exploration of creation and moves from the concrete to the abstract.