Past activities

VCE Instrumental Workshops (Chemistry)

February

Held every year, these workshops are aimed at meeting the outcomes for VCE Chemistry Unit 3: Chemical Pathways.

In 2016 IA workshops for Yr 11 students were introduced and held mid-year. Participating students used three techniques - Flame-AAS, HPLC and UV-Vis.

VCE DNA Workshops (Biology)

July

These hands-on workshops are designed to provide practical experience relevant to Outcome 1 of Unit 4: Biological Continuity and Change take place every year.

Hartung Youth Lecture for Years 9-12

We also host The Royal Australian Chemical Institute's annual Hartung Youth Lecture commemorates Ernst Johannes Hartung (1893-1979) and aims to inspire students in years 9-12. A Chemistry Lecturer, Hartung also chaired the Advisory Committee on Optical Munitions during World War II. His research interest was in the production of optical glass.

VCE Biology DNA Techniques Workshop

July

This workshop has been specifically designed to provide practical experience relevant to Outcome 1 of Unit 4: Biological Continuity and Change. Participating students gain experience in genetic engineering, transformation of competent cells with plasmid DNA and DNA fingerprinting.

National Science Week

August

We join in the Australia-wide celebrations each year, running new and exciting activities each year for middle year students from local primary schools.

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

September

Three full on days of hands-on science specially designed for Year 9 and 10 students to experience science in a university setting. They also discover its interesting applications during a full day field trip whilst spending time with like minded students from across Victoria.