Students receive weekly Science/STEM lessons loosely based upon the Primary Connections Curriculum. This is taught currently through our Specialist Science teacher on a Thursday.

Primary Connections: Linking science with literacy is an Australian Academy of Science flagship program. The units of work are inquiry based and are taught throughout a term. Over the course of a year, students have experiences in Biological Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science and Earth and Space.

DIGS project

Dedicated Indigenous Garden and Sculpture space is situated within our school grounds. This is such an exciting development for NDPS and has been many years in the making.

The  purpose of DIGS is to celebrate, understand, respect, care for & build connection with the local culture and environment.

Our learnings have included:

We have achieved:

1. The physical learning circle with stone paving

2. Fabrication and installation of the Fire- globe

3. Design and fabrication of a large basalt stone seat featuring designs of important local plants by Larissa Gardiner.

4. Seating carved by Brandon Kroon, featuring native animals of significance in our local landscape.

5. Corten steel windbreak panels featuring a story of Gunditjmara kinship with local plants and animals .

6. Design and installation of garden beds with local edible plants.

D.I.G.S_Project 2017-2022