Iona Presentation College


Understanding the basic principles of our physical and biological world is both an important and interesting aspect of any student's learning. In Science, students are taught relevant and current information that results in the knowledge of the world in which they live and an understanding of the principles of science investigations.

  • Students studying Sciences at Iona can be challenged by extra-curriculum science problem-based projects such as medical science, astrophotography and biomedical engineering.
  • With dedicated teachers, there is an abundance of lunch-time support for students requiring one-on-one tutoring as well as many extra extension activities and competitions such as National Youth Science Forum, Brain Bee Challenge, 60 Seconds of Fame and Engineering WA essay competitions.
  • Iona fosters strong links with many universities and corporations such as the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, UWA, Engineers WA, Perkins Centre of Medical Research, Curtin University and BHP.
  • Science classes involve a balance of learning core concepts and applying scientific skills to practical investigations. With an ever-evolving understanding of our world and a parallel evolution of technology, review of current literature is critical in keeping up with the science world. As part of our course-work in both lower and upper school, we now incorporate article analysis techniques and use texts in a digital format to gain updated information as it unfolds.

In keeping with the Australian Curriculum, Iona Presentation College organises Science content under the three headings; Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills.