Studying Science provides a foundation for understanding the world and helps us to develop scientific skills, attitudes and values that enable us to make links 'between scientific knowledge and everyday decisions and actions' (NZC). Learning programmes at Timaru Boys’ High School enable the scientists of tomorrow to gain the knowledge to build their future insights on.
Science is about asking good questions, suggesting possible explanations, and then testing them to see if they make sense. Science gives us a process for exploring anything and everything in the physical and natural world. Studying science improves our ability to understand today's big issues to make informed decisions and to assess the credibility, reliability, and validity of what we see and hear
General Science is taught at Years 9, 10 and 11 with Agricultural Science also offered in Year 11. In Years 12 and 13, the subject is split into four specialist areas: Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Our Science students excel at a national level, regularly attaining scholarships in the senior science subjects.