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Senior School STEM, Engineering & Technologies

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are essential to tackling contemporary and future industrial, environmental and medical challenges.

Macquarie College engages students in investigative learning experiences, creative problem solving and technical innovation in our Year 9 and 10 STEM elective and through integrated STEM experiences across the Senior School curriculum. Students employ traditional and emerging technologies—including coding, engineering, and computational thinking—through project-based and team learning approaches in makerspace environments, equipping them for future opportunities.

Please click here visit our Senior School page for more information on the Senior School Curriculum, and in particular the areas of STEM and project-based learning.


Year 10 Students Modelling Environmentally Sustainable Practices

Congratulations to Jamie T (10M) who recently won the Geography Department’s Catchment Detox Competition. 

Jamie achieved a score of 748,767 to win a movie voucher. Second prize with $10 canteen cash was D’Arcy R (10M) close behind on 731,749.  Catchment Detox is an online game based on a model developed by the CSIRO Division of Land and Water and e-water Co-operative Research Centre, where you’re in charge of the whole catchment. Players decide what activities to undertake – whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. 

The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population. Managing Australia’s waterways is a huge challenge with climate change, increased demand for water and environmental problems putting our rivers under stress. 

The Catchment Detox game gives an idea of just how difficult it is to manage a river catchment. Well done Jamie and D’Arcy.

Senior School Camp Week 2017

The Senior School Camp Week program is an integral component of the high school experience here at Macquarie College.  Click the links below to read the stories from this year’s Year 7-11 students.

Year 7: Camp Toukley

Year 8: Blue Mountains

Year 9: Kosckiusko National Park

Year 10: Amazing Race Sydney

Year 11: Melbourne

Year 10 Student & Parent HSC Subject Expo

Macquarie College is excited to be hosting its annual HSC Subject Expo, on Tuesday 30th May starting at 7pm.

This event is open to all members of the public who may be interested in the HSC Program for students at Macquarie College.

The evening will be hosted by our Senior School Director of Teaching and Learning, Mr David Chapman, and our Director of Studies, Mrs Clare Jolliffe.

During the event, students and parents will receive information about the new HSC Curriculum, and the Engineering Studies program commencing at Macquarie College in 2018.  Our staff will also explain the workings of the Record of School Achievement (ROSA) and the Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR).

This event is a great opportunity to learn about the Macquarie College HSC program which includes careers testing, work experience and the selection of subjects which will complement students’ interests for post-HSC study and careers.

Participation at this event is free, no pre-registration is required.  

The evening begins at 7pm in the Church complex on the Macquarie College Campus.

WOSE 2017 Proves that Love Does …

The Senior School celebrated WOSE (Week of Spiritual Emphasis) between 20-24 March, with the theme “Love Does” providing the focal point for this special week of worship, reflection and personal growth.

Throughout the week students explored love.  What is love? Who is love for? Why is love important? Is God’s love real?  

to check out the WOSE Week Wrap Up,
compiled by Pr Josh Goss