Week 11 - A - Dec 18
Week 11 - A

Last Day of School (for Teachers) - Dec 22
Last Day of School (for Teachers)

Christmas Day - Public Holiday - Dec 25
Christmas Day - Public Holiday

School summer holidays - Dec 25
School summer holidays

Boxing Day - Public Holiday - Dec 26
Boxing Day - Public Holiday

Welcome

Principal Peter Corkill welcomes you to John Monash Science School - a school for students who are passionate about maths, science and technology. 

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Programs

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Current Parents

Compass login, newsletters, social media and more for parents of current JMSS students. Parents are an active part of our community and contribute to our School Council and PFA.

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CAPTURE - Feature Photo

VIEW - Video Of The Week

ENGAGE - School News

JMSS in the Media

Congratulations YiJie, representing Australia at the Earth Sciences Olympiad in Nice, France. She was interviewed on 774 Melbourne ABC Radio on Fri...

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OutLoud Teen Poetry Slam winners

YiJie, Nicholas, Zahra and Kithmi took out the 2016 OutLoud Teen Poetry Slam at the Melbourne Writers Festival, followed by a back-to-back win by C...

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JMSS Science Fair

Join us for our annual showcase of student research on Monday 30th October 2017 from 6pm to 8:30pm, with guest speakers and official welcome at 7pm...

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DISCOVER - Science Breakthroughs

Will discovers variable star

Will Stamp discovered a star 300 times the size of Earth using his home computer, and time on a fully automated telescope at Siding Springs N...

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JMSS Graduate involved in Gravitational Wave discovery

Chris Whittle, JMSS graduating class of 2012, is excited to be involved in the first and second detections of gravitational waves....

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Cosmic dust reveals Earth’s ancient atmosphere

Using the oldest fossil micrometeorites – space dust – ever found, Monash University-led research has made a surprising discovery about...

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CONNECT with JMSS via:

@JohnMonash

Date: Fri, 1st Dec 2017

Congratulations to Alex Socha who recently won second prize in the National round of the Young ICT Explorers... https://t.co/dPCGKCukam

@JohnMonash

Date: Fri, 24th Nov 2017

This morning we got up at 4:00am to beat the other tourists to see the sun rise over Angkor Wat. What an amazing... https://t.co/MSJ2k249ta

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Date: Sat, 11th Nov 2017

Sign up today for a free Data Science For High Schools workshop at JMSS. Funded by Google's CS4HS programme, the... https://t.co/j6CqaTwJP4

@JohnMonash

Date: Tue, 24th Oct 2017

off to SC17 Supercomputing Conference in Denver. Follow us on JMSS Supercomputing Adventures for all the updates!

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Date: Thu, 19th Oct 2017

RT @alasdaiw24: @ARMI_Labs is front and centre on the @GCOration showcase event material. We will be there with @bioeyes & @JohnMonash show…

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Date: Wed, 18th Oct 2017

Student Parliament have 6 sub-committees and are always looking for new ideas and events https://t.co/44uSR7XHhJ https://t.co/ED7h40bchL

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Date: Fri, 13th Oct 2017

Today we said farewell to our Year 12 students at our official school assembly in our own special way and wished... https://t.co/m1RbdaHntY

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Date: Fri, 13th Oct 2017

A great day out on the Year 10 Issues Studies fieldwork to Phillip Island investigating the changing coastal landscape! It rocked!

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Date: Thu, 1st Jan 1970

Congrats to Dylan, Yijie and Alex who have won a bursary for the Science Talent Search Video competition!... https://t.co/K0CNV3zYs7

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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