MWITS Exchange - Apr 22
MWITS Exchange

Dynamic Earth Field Camp 2 - Apr 30
Dynamic Earth Field Camp 2

Week 3 - B - May 1
Week 3 - B

Reverse round robin - Boys Netball,Girls AFL - May 1
Reverse round robin - Boys Netball,Girls AFL

Programs and Policies Meeting - May 2
Programs and Policies Meeting


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



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CAPTURE - Feature Photo

VIEW - Video Of The Week

ENGAGE - School News

School Council

School Council at JMSS providing experience, expertise and energy. Thanks to everyone who nominated for 2017 School Council elections, and we welco...

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Applications are now open for Year 10 and Year 11 students in 2018. Enrolment policies are now available, and when you are ready you can submit you...

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Regional Science Exchange

Regional Science Exchange - Students from Victorian schools are invited to attend JMSS for a 3-week block to studey Emerging Science subjects, do h...

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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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Date: Thu, 6th Apr 2017

Thanks to Marcus for playing The Last Post and Reveille at our Anzac assembly today. Our guest speaker was Mr Bob...


Date: Thu, 6th Apr 2017

Did you catch Will on ABC's Stargazing Live? Chatting with Dr Karl about discovering a variable star.


Date: Mon, 27th Mar 2017

Year 11 Astronomer Will Stamp on the big screen at Fed Square as part of Star Gazing Live with Dr Karl. You can...


Date: Mon, 27th Mar 2017

Yerina Ma, 1997 – 2017 It is with great sadness that I write to inform the JMSS community of the passing of...


Date: Sat, 18th Mar 2017

Year 10 Issues Studies fieldwork trip to Docklands today to gain an understanding of urban and city development.


Date: Sat, 18th Mar 2017

Huge shoutout to Jarred (JMSS alumni 2014) and Nadine (current JMSS year 12) for running a Python Programming tute at today's Hackathon.


Date: Fri, 17th Mar 2017

Kicking off some new software and hardware projects at JMSS Hackathon


Date: Fri, 17th Mar 2017

Looking lovely at the Year 12 Formal


Date: Thu, 1st Jan 1970

Carey Tsiaves exhibits at Top Designs at Melbourne Museum. Be sure to visit and see the range of Designs on exhibition.

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Logic to Magic


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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).