EXPLORE - Upcoming Events

Student Leadership Parliament Lunchtime G02
Recurring Event
First start: 2013-03-25 EST
Duration: 86400
Except on: Mon 3 Nov 2014  Mon 17 Nov 2014 
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Term 2 - Week 1 - A
When: Tue 22 Apr 2014 to Fri 25 Apr 2014 

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ANZAC DAY Public Holiday
When: Fri 25 Apr 2014

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Term 2 - Week 2 - B
When: Mon 28 Apr 2014 to Fri 2 May 2014 

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Yr10 Geoscience Camp
When: Mon 28 Apr 2014 to Fri 2 May 2014 

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Yr11 Otways Camp
When: Mon 28 Apr 2014 to Tue 29 Apr 2014 

Where: Apollo Bay in the Otways
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School Council Meeting
When: Tue 29 Apr 2014 18:00 to 19:00  EST

Where: Staffroom
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General Assembly
When: Fri 2 May 2014

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Term 2 - Week 3 - A
When: Mon 5 May 2014 to Fri 9 May 2014 

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Attitudes to School Survey
When: Tue 6 May 2014 08:40 to 09:20  EST

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Student Empowerment Sub Committee
When: Tue 6 May 2014 17:00 to 18:00  EST

Where: Conference Room
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Philanthropic and Corporate Support Sub Committee
When: Tue 6 May 2014 18:00 to 19:00  EST

Where: Conference Room
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PFA
When: Tue 6 May 2014 19:00 to 20:30  EST

Where: JMSS G02
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Yr10 Personal Development Day
When: Wed 7 May 2014

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Information Night
When: Wed 7 May 2014 19:00 to 21:00  EST

Where: Robert Blackwood Hall, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
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Yr12 Geography Camp
When: Thu 8 May 2014 to Sat 10 May 2014 

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YR12 Geography Camp
When: Fri 9 May 2014 to Sat 10 May 2014 

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Term 2 - Week 4 - B
When: Mon 12 May 2014 to Fri 16 May 2014 

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Science Exhibition Evening (Yr10)
When: Tue 13 May 2014

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World Challenge BBQ
When: Tue 13 May 2014 15:00 to 20:00  EST

Where: John Monash Science School, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
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Finance Sub Committee
When: Tue 13 May 2014 17:00 to 17:45  EST

Where: Conference Room
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Learning and Teaching Sub Committee
When: Tue 13 May 2014 17:45 to 18:45  EST

Where: Conference Room
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SAC Free Day
When: Wed 14 May 2014

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ESmart Student Session Lesson 3
When: Thu 15 May 2014

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Esmart Parents
When: Thu 15 May 2014 18:30 to 19:30  EST

Where: JMSS
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Welcome

Principal Peter Corkill welcomes you to John Monash Science School.

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Programs

Our Dual Device program involves students working with both laptop computers and iPads.

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ISSF

The International Students Science Fair (ISSF) was officially launched in 2005 to facilitate international interaction and collaboration in science education. Read More...

CAPTURE - Feature Photo

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ENGAGE - School News

Regional Science Exchange

Fifteen Year 10 students from around Victoria join us for a 3-week block to study our emerging sciences such as "Cells to Systems" and "Quarks to Quasars".

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Athletics Carnival

JMSS Athletics Carnival is coming up on Thursday 3 April. 

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Excellence Awards

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". Show your support for the Leadership Team at JMSS with a written message or video.

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Entrance Tests and Applications

Applications are now open for 2015. Please join us for our Information Evening on Wednesday 7 May, arriving at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at the Sir Robert Blackwood Hall, Building 2, Monash University's Clayton campus. Information regarding school tours will be available at this event.

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Science Fair 2013 at JMSS

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.

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Swimming Carnival

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.

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Modeling - Teacher Professional Development

Dr Barbara McKinnon attended Teacher Professional Development in the USA on Modeling in July 2013.

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Year 10 Orientation Camp

Please drop students off between 8am and 8.45am on Wed 29 Jan at Farrer Hall, Building 45, Monash University grid ref A5. Please allow extra time for traffic congestion.

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Virtual School (NVSES)

Check out our Virtual School as featured on ABC http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-28/virtual-science-school-formula-for-success/4788866?section=act

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Careers and Pathways

Careers info including Expos, Open Days, Universities, Scholarships, Workshops and more.

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Second-hand uniform

Buy and sell second-hand uniforms, books, calculators and stationery online - a great initiative run by our PFA.

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2013 ISSF in United Kingdom

2013 ISSF at Camborne Science and International Academy from July 11 to 15, 2013.

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Extension Studies at Monash University

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. 

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VCE study tips

Year 12 students prepare to finish school on Tuesday October 22 and focus on their exams. This is a half-day for Year 10 and 11 students. Last-minute tips for studying for the VCE from Monash University. 

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The Need to Rest in the Holidays

I would like to draw attention to the importance of students maintaining a sensible balance between work, rest and recreation over the holiday break.

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Sports

What's happening in Sport at JMSS? 

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National Science Week

Celebrating National Science Week 12th to 16th August 2013 with a scavenger hunt, cake competition and more. 

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Endangered Tigers

JMSS is sponsoring endangered tigers. Thanks to everyone who donated money.

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DISCOVER - Science Breakthroughs

IVF children grow into healthy adults

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.

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Science Videos

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).

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If All The Ice Melted

National Geographic feature showing world coastlines if all the ice in the world melted, resulting in sea levels rising 65.8 metres.

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In medical first, a baby with HIV is deemed cured

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.

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This week in Science - 29 Sep 2013

Check out a summary of science news from "Science is Awesome" facebook page

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New insight into coeliac disease

By visualising interactions at a sub-molecular level, scientists have gained new insights into what triggers this increasingly common disease, boosting hopes for treatment.

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New thermocell could harvest 'waste heat'

Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.

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This week in science

What we're getting excited about this week, including the molecular trigger for Alzheimer's disease identified.

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iTunes U

Logic to Magic

Mathematics

In this unit, students will be introduced to exciting and challenging topics outside the usual school curriculum. Examples include (but are not limited to) infinity and its fundamental role in modern mathematics (calculus, infinity as a number, fractals), visualising higher dimensions, the golden ratio and the Fibonacci numbers in nature, the mathematics of optimal design (soap films, shortest networks, travelling salesman problem), 3-dimensional manifolds as the possible shapes of our universe, the nature of numbers (primes, codes and cryptography), mathematical paradoxes and modelling the real world (weather, traffic, finance, DNA mapping).

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iTunes U @ JMSS

Professional Development

The purpose of this course is to document the development of iTunes U at John Monash Science School.


Currently, the course documents the trial that was initiated by Neil Carmona-Vickery (eLeadership, eResources & eLearning), supported by Diane Farrell (Head of Mathematics & Professional Learning) and implemented by Luke Bohni (Assistant Head of Mathematics & Subject Convenor for Logic to Magic) in Semester 2, 2012. The audience will primarily be teachers who want to know more about iTunes U and how it compares to other learning management systems such as Google Sites. This resource is a self-paced iTunesU course that can be used individually or collaboratively to facilitate discussions related to virtual learning environments.

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Using TeAchnology to Enhance Learning

Professional Development

This course is aimed at providing teachers with tools and strategies that utilise technology to enhance good teaching and learning practice.

The use of technology in schools within the classroom has changed drastically over the past two decades. There has been a major shift from having ‘computer labs’ to having a couple of computers in a classroom to having each student having their own computing device.

This course is not aimed at replacing what we already consider to be good teaching practice and learning, but to provide teachers with technology based resources that can build on these ideas.

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Induction @ JMSS

Student Induction

This course aims to provide a John Monash Science Student with links to online portals, and information on the core skills, values and attributes.

We hope this course makes clear to students the expectations of the School and provides information on the school’s processes and policies.

We recommend that all current and hopeful students download the course.

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Referencing @ JMSS

Digital Literacy

Using offline and online material ethically by citing sources and/or requesting permissions from the original author or artist is often the last thing on the mind of a time-poor student.

This course will help students learn how to cite and reference the work of others in assignments.

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eResources @ JMSS

Student Induction

If you’re a JMSS student, you’re going to be using your iPad as part of your studies. You will be able to view educational videos, pull up an App for recording your vodcast, look-up your timetable and set reminders for when assignments are due. We expect you to take it on excursions, incursions and class. It’s your planner, sketchbook, textbook, guitar, video camera and editing suite rolled into one.

This course will be updated throughout the year to reflect the new Apps and additional eBooks which you will need for your studies.

http://apple.com/iTunesU

Generative Arts

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies explores the nexus of problem solving, creativity, technology and nature. Students undertaking this course will complete a number of short self-contained projects that allow them to explore how the notions of computing and information processing are highly relevant to all of these areas and how they allow us to investigate nature from a different point of view.

The major focus of this course is "Generative Art". Students are introduced to the idea of how visual art, music and soundscapes can be generated using computers. The major project of the second term is the construction of a science-inspired art project. Through this project, the students explore systematically by means of experimentation and computation how complex artistic pieces can be created using very simple algorithms and workflows.

http://apple.com/iTunesU

Year Ten Literature Circles

English - In-Session Course

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the concept that, by analysing the important elements in a novel such as character, structure, key events, imagery and symbols, we can examine the author's views and values on the ideas and themes that are explored throughout the novel.

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The United Nations - Video Briefing

Issues Studies - In-Session Course

After the devastation of WWII, the world required a body who would promote peace. The UN was created, among other things, to foster peace in the world. All members had to apply to become part of it. If it was truly achieving its aim there wouldn’t be any military conflict, however, this is not the case. So, is it working? One way to hold members accountable for non-compliance is to place a ban on them until they again comply.

Students undertaking this course will prepare a video briefing for Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister. Their objective is to inform him of the situation in a given country and persuade him to raise the issue with the relevant stakeholders of that country.

http://apple.com/iTunesU

Virtual Worlds

Emerging Technologies - In-Session Course

Whatever students interests, regardless of the career direction they choose, computation will be a key contributor to their field. In this unit students will explore the question "What would happen if...?" They will choose a problem that fascinates them and use either simulation or robotics to explore a solution.

The aim of this unit is to build students familiarity with computers - with their strengths, and most importantly, their weaknesses, so that wherever they go and whatever they do after this course, they will be able to use computation to pursue their dreams. We don't expect them to become expert programmers in one semester, but we do expect them to make the most of this opportunity to explore computational science in a supportive and fun environment.

http://apple.com/iTunesU

Algorithmic Arts

Emerging Technologies

The aim of this course is to teach students how to write an algorithm to solve a problem. Students will be able to write a computer program that draws simple mathematical functions and plays sounds. Students will also learn how to recognise and utilise the building of programs. At the end of the course, students will have created a piece of artwork (either musical or visual) using programming.

http://apple.com/iTunesU

Digital Dojo

Emerging Technologies

In this ever-changing world, we need to develop the skills to be adaptable, creative and tech savvy. “Digital Dojo” is going to take you through the first steps on this journey. In Term 1, you will work on a design challenge related to cyber-safety, cyber-bullying, copyright, community networks, communicating online and censorship. In order to fully succeed in this design challenge, you will need to develop skills in the areas of pre-production planning, developing ideas, information management, textual, video and audio production, and presentation skills. You must work on each area and design a solution in order to complete Digital Dojo as either a Mini Dragon (Novice), Little Ninja (Intermediate), Senpai (Senior Level) or Sensei (Teacher).

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SUPPORTED by:

PSW proudly supports the Regional Exchange Student program by supplying students with JMSS Rugby Tops.

Well Imagine That proudly supports our work by capturing the learning of teachers and students.

JDLF International proudly supports JMSS by sponsoring the Academic Excellence Award in Computer Science.