John Monash Science School
|John Monash Science School|
|Melbourne, VIC, Australia|
|Founder||Government of Victoria, Monash University|
|Principal||Mr. Peter Corkill|
|Colour(s)||Navy blue, White, Sky blue|
The school is located on the Clayton campus of Monash University. It opened in 2010 with a year 10 class. It is currently running at its full capacity of roughly 660 students. It is named in honour of Sir John Monash. The school is Victoria's first specialist science school and has a unique enrolment procedure - different from the student selection procedures at Nossal, Melbourne and MacRobertson Girls High Schools.
- Principal: Peter Corkill 2009–present (Formerly of Cheltenham Secondary College)
- Assistant Principal: Andrew Chisholm 2009–present (Formerly of McKinnon Secondary College)
- Assistant Principal: Sally Cheah-Johnson 2009–present (Formerly of Mooroolbark College)
The student body is divided into four houses:
NBN Virtual School of Emerging Sciences
On the 13th of February, 2013 the NBN Virtual School of Emerging Technology (NVSES) was launched in a coalition effort between John Monash Science School, Monash University and Pearson Education. Utilizing the Australian government's National Broadband Network's (NBN) educational facilities, lessons are taught by JMSS staff and Monash University scientists via internet to schools all around Australia. Two subjects are currently offered: Astrophysics (which leads on to quantum physics) and Nanoscience (leading on to nanotechnology).