Dear Parents,

In Lower School we are always encouraging our students to further their own learning by becoming inquirers. With this in mind, we are calling all budding scientists to become more involved with how we learn, explore and celebrate Science! Although a lot of science already exists within our units of inquiry, the students are not always aware that they are practising scientists. Therefore to help make science more interesting we need to find ‘Dwight Scientists’ to become science ambassadors for the Lower School.

Dwight Scientists will represent students from Years 1 to 6 who will come together once a month during break time to become more knowledgeable about science, organise science competitions, choose a scientist of the month and assist teachers during science lessons. If your child is enthusiastic about becoming a Dwight Scientist please work with them to answer the questions below:

  1. What does science mean to you? 

  2. What area of science are you most interested in and why?

  3. Who is your favourite scientist? - write/draw a short biography of his/her life.

  4. What skills and attitudes do you think a Dwight Scientist should promote?

If your child is in Years 1-3 you may wish to support them in this process and we ask that you help them to hand in their answers before Thursday, 25th February. They can do this by completing the Google Form on the Student Hub, sending their answers in an email to or alternatively they can write their answers down and hand it into Mr. van den Bosch in school. Mr. van den Bosch and one member of the Lower School Management Team will go through the responses and select one child per class, using the application form as guidance. In total we will have 9 Dwight Scientists. We are encouraging the students from Years 4 - 6 to fill in the form independently, although we understand that some students may need guidance to do this.  

Kind regards

Mr. van den Bosch
Science coordinator

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