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​The 21st century sees a growing demand for individuals that engage, understand, and apply scientific knowledge and skills in the community and workforce. Scientifically literate citizens have an excellent understanding of the biological and physical world around them, and can argue informed views on social, ethical and environmental issues.  These assets are transferable to all facets of life.

The James Nash SHS Science Education and Research Centre endeavours to inspire learning and equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in higher education, industry, and society.

An engaging curriculum delivered by experienced, passionate teachers engages students in critical thinking skills, and builds a knowledge base which underpins the scientific perspective.  The science block contains a computer lab with 30 desktops, fully equipped science labs, exclusive senior research labs, a biotechnology research lab, and 6 classrooms all with data projectors, speakers and wireless internet.   Mobile laptops and state of the art equipment such as data loggers and laminar flow cabinets aid in developing life-long learners.

James Nash SHS has implemented the Australian Science Curriculum in years 7, 8, 9 and 10.  Senior science students are able to choose from three authority registered subjects (OP eligible) and a non-OP subject. The authority registered subjects include Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The non-OP subject is called Science in Practice and provides students with an authentic, hands-on option that covers a range of disciplines.