This year has been another fantastic year of public speaking. Many students have chosen to commit themselves to many additional hours outside of school hours, to develop their communication skills and confiden
Thanks to those who joined us for our showcase event as students from around Australia and the world showcased their original research projects. 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday 8th December 2015 at the Austr
Peter Corkill has been awarded Oustanding Secondary Principal of the Year in the 2016 Victorian Education Excellence Awards on Friday 28th October. Peter was joined by his wife Elly and three daughters Stephanie, Catherine and Isabel, as he humbly received the award on behalf of the team at JMSS, recognising current and former JMSS stu
The Monash Tech School is seeking to appoint a Director to lead the establishment and operation of this new and exciting partnership between schools, tertiary education providers, industry and the community. Applications close on 21st November 2016.
Join us for our annual JMSS Science Fair from 6pm to 8:30pm on Monday 24th October. This is a free event, and no bookings are required. Download the program and floorplan.
Alex, Dylan and YiJie win an excellence award for their video on the theme "Maths is more than just numbers." The CHOOSEMATHS competition attracted over 600 entries in 2016.
STEM supporters calling for more to be done in schools - Australian Financial Review. See more JMSS articles in The Age, Waverley Leader and more.
Applications are now closed and first round offers have been made. Thanks for your interest. Please check your email for more information. Please do not call the school for more information at this stage. If you have not been offered a place at this time you will be on a waiting list until the end of October.
Congratulations to bronze medla winners Anna, Ewing, Mary and Sam at the international "Water is Life" conference in the Netherlands, 5th to 11th June, 2016.
Congratulations go to our team of Maths achievers, winning a Distinction Award at the Singapore International Mathematics Challenge 2016, placing in the top 12 of 62 schools internationally.
Congratulations to 11 former JMSS students winning scholarships from Monash University's Faculty of Engineering.
Prospective students and families are invited to join us at Robert Blackwood Hall on Wednesday 4th May at 7pm for Information Night. Hear from speakers, and at the close there will be teachers available for you to ask questions. This is a free event, and bookings are not required.
School Council at JMSS providing experience, expertise and energy. Thanks to all parents who nominated and voted, and we look forward to Simon Musgrave and Bill Muir's contribution over the next 2 years.
The Careers Team is happy to inform you that we have a new Careers website. You can find information on VTAC, Universities, Work Experience placements and forms, resume and cover letter samples, career newsletter and much more http://jmsscareers.com/
Welcome back to Term 1 2016. Year 11 and 12 students have a short first day on Thurs 28th Jan. Year 10 students are going on Orientation Camp, so please arrive by 8am on Thurs 28th Jan at Farrer Hall (not JMSS).
Ancora Imparo Way is closed to traffic, so if you enter Monash Uni from the main entrance you will need to drive all the way ar
Thanks to those who joined us for our showcase event as students from around Australia and the world showcased their original research projects. 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday 8th December 2015 at the Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Rd, Clayton.
Join us for our annual showcase of student research on Monday 26th October from 6pm to 8:30pm, with guest speaker and official welcome at 7pm. Entry is free, and bookings are not required.
Nick McIntrye, Year 12, and Bronte Alston, Year 10, are representing Victoria and Australia at the centenary celebration of the Gallipoli Landings in 2015.
We take work experience students in the Lab for Years 10, 11 and 12 (VCAL), as well as Cert II, Cert IV and Diploma students studying Laboratory Techniques. Places are now full for 2016.
A day of maths puzzles with Monash academic and mathemagician Dr Burkard Polster.
During January Brendon and Binura were immersed with over a hundred like-minded students from all around Australia over two weeks at NYSF. Applications for 2016 are open from 1 March to 31 May 2015.
His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent, will visit John Monash Science School on Wednesday 22 April as part of his Australian tour in the lead-up to the 2015 ANZAC Day commemoration ceremonies.
6 teams are competing in DAV Debating in 2015.
In an Australian first, JMSS has become the only secondary school to acquire its own confocal microscope.
JMSS has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Victorian Education Excellence Awards category of "Teachers Health Fund School Leadership Team of the Year". See some pictures here.
Arni and Ethan ventured to New Orleans, USA, to discover the latest applications for high performance computing. They presented a project in conjunction with the Queensland Academy of Science, Maths and Technology (QASMT) in Brisbane, using data from last year's JMSS delegates Konrad, Harrison and Itay.
JMSS students launch their first iPad app "DolphiNote" - congratulations Michael, Austin and Raj. Dr McIver loves giving students real-world IT problems.
Medals of Commendation for the JMSS team Victor, Andy, Yin-Lee and Michaela at the SIMC May 26-30 2014.
As darkness descended over JMSS on Thursday 22nd May 2014, the newest cohort of students undertook to entertain family and friends with a variety of performances of “The Scottish Play”: Macbeth.
JMSS Athletics Carnival happened on Thursday 3 April.
Earthwatch is offering fully-funded places on their Student Challenge Program for 2014/15. Student Challenge gives students the opportunity to participate in scientific and environmental field research to enhance their understanding of career options in the field of science. Funded fellowships will cover the Earthwatch expedition costs (includin
Join us for our Science Fair on Thursday 23rd October from 6pm to 8:45pm. Professor Bob Wong is our guest speaker at 7pm.
Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM on Thursday 6th November. We are excited to have 2 Presidents, Joanne and Meredith, building our momentum into 2015. We've also set up an Education committee and a Fundraising and Social committee.
Monash University campuses are changing their addresses. The new map is valid from 1st January 2015.
On Tuesday 11th February 2014 the JMSS Swimming Carnival was held at Oakleigh Recreation Centre. Students’ attendance and participation was at an all-time high, with over 600 students attending the day and getting into the festivities.
JMSS at its best for our annual Science Fair on October 28 and 29 2013. Students showcase their research, as well as JMSS Outreach Programs on display.
2 teams travelled to beautiful Moscow for 2014's International Student Science Fair. One team presented a sensor glove they constructed, and the other team investigated the effect of urbanisation on waterways.
Hear from 2012 JMSS students Chris Whittle, Goran Katalinic and Samuel Schlegel who studied first year Monash University subjects as part of their VCE studies.
Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) is for Year 10 students around Victoria to study Emerging Science subjects online in realtime.
A very exciting program which offers students the opportunity to plan, fund and ultimately lead their own month long expedition to Borneo in November 2015.
Students interested in IT had a Robotics programming session with Google engineers.
All the best to Lionel Mawditt who will be completing his VCE exams in Argentina as he competes at the World In-line Speed Skating Championships.
Our congratulations go to JMSS Year 12 student Lionel Mawditt who recently finished an amazing 5th place in the Junior Men's marathon event (over 42 kilometres!) at the World in-line speed skating championships in Argentina.
JMSS is sponsoring endangered tigers. Thanks to everyone who donated money.
Celebrating National Science Week 12th to 16th August 2013 with a scavenger hunt, cake competition and more.
Chris Whittle, JMSS graduating class of 2012, is excited to be involved in the first and second detections of gravitational waves.
Using the oldest fossil micrometeorites – space dust – ever found, Monash University-led research has made a surprising discovery about the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago.
An underground lab in an old goldmine in Stawell (regional Victoria) will research dark matter.
Excitement at the discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO collaboration (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) is shared by many scientists around the world, including Monash University.
Many people who are blind or vision impaired have damaged optical nerves, which prevent signals reaching the brain. Monash Vision Group aims to restore a sense of sight by transmitting wireless signals directly to an implant in the brain.
Scientists have made an important step towards understanding how volcanic eruptions happen, after identifying a previously unrecognised potential trigger. The findings – from the team of researchers from Monash University, and the Universities of Liverpool (UK) and Newcastle (Australia) – could lead to new ways of interpreting s
Scientists have made a major discovery detailing how areas of the brain responsible for vision could potentially adapt to injury or trauma and ultimately prevent blindness.
'This is just insanity': four Nobel laureates let fly over Australian science funding, including Elizabeth Blackburn and Peter Doherty. Story from the SMH and Australian Financial Review.
The Australian Academy of Science has a series of videos so you can get to know the wonderful brains behind the science.
Looking for some Science Blogs? Here is a list compiled by the Australian Science Communicators
CSIRO and Victorian-based biotech company Anatomics build a heel implant made of titanium using 3D printing. Lee Chandler has had the artifical heel bone in place for 3 months with the help of Melbourne's St Vincent's Hospital after being diagnosed with cancer of the heel bone.
Scientists have grown an important immune system organ from scratch inside a mouse, a breakthrough that could lead to alternatives to organ transplants in humans.
Growing plants in space, on the moon or on Mars.
The set includes three scientists: a paleontologist, a chemist, and an astronomer, along with instruments or examples of their work.
Check out some incredible science videos such as Felix Baumgartner's jump from "the edge of space" almost 39 kilomteres up from the Earth's surface (most skydivers dive from around 4.2 kilometres).
Watch a short video about how to see clearly without glasses.
National Geographic feature showing world coastlines if all the ice in the world melted, resulting in sea levels rising 65.8 metres.
By visualising interactions at a sub-molecular level, scientists have gained new insights into what triggers this increasingly common disease, boosting hopes for treatment.
Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.
What we're getting excited about this week, including the molecular trigger for Alzheimer's disease identified.
Doctors announced on Sunday that a baby had been cured of an HIV infection for the first time, a startling development that could change how infected newborns are treated and sharply reduce the number of children living with the virus that causes AIDS.
A study into teenagers and young adults shows promising evidence that there were no apparent substantial negative long-term health and wellbeing effects on the young adults when IVF and assisted reproductive technologies were used to conceive.
Check out a summary of science news from "Science is Awesome" facebook page