As our world is changing, so too is science.
It is no longer a subject that is taught in isolation, but instead, it is a subject that can be integrated across the subject spectrum. Science is taught in the classroom, on the shores of Lake Waikaremoana and at the local recycling centre.
At Lytton High School, we offer courses that provide the balance between preparing students for careers needing Science and the citizen-focused need for all rangatahi to have a clear understanding of the complex world of Science. Lytton students take part in experiments, field trips, competitions and quizzes.
Over the past few years our students have been selected to participate in OUASSA (Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy), the R.E.A.C.H. (Realising Educational Aspirations and Careers in Health) Otago Scholarship, MacDiarmid Institute Nanocamp, Chemistry Olympiad and the Sir Peter Blake Trust YELF (Youth EnviroLeaders’ Forum).
We continue to encourage students to take part in these events whenever and wherever possible to enhance the teaching and learning opportunities on offer in this exciting field. Our students are encouraged and supported to take advantage of opportunities offered through University backed events such as Hands On at Otago and Hill Laboratories Waikato Science & Engineering Summer School.
We also work closely with Whakapiki Ake (University of Auckland) and Kia Ora Hauora to increase Maori students’ participation in Science. We support students with career guidance and suitable subject selection. Join the long list of Lytton High students who have gone on to gain tertiary qualifications in the Sciences and who use their specialised knowledge of Science to understand their everyday lives.