Sciences

Pig's Hearts, Chemistry Equations, Black Holes... Lots to Explore and Investigate.

St. Andrew's High School provides a comprehensive program of science courses ranging from the general to specific, offering courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science.   Science 10 courses cover the basics, giving a foundation in living systems, electromagnetic energy and chemistry. Courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the grade 11 and grade 12 build on this. Quantum Physics provides a steeper challenge for our dedicated lab rats. 

St. Andrew’s Regional High School has been recognized as a Wetland Center of Excellence working with the expertise of the Swan Lake environmentalists, the enthusiastic support of Ducks Unlimited and the financial backing of Talisman Corporation.  The high school Science Department and its students are taking on leadership roles as environmental stewards of Swan Lake.

Students are involved in projects and research such as:

  • Grade 10 Science students research on bats and birds that use Swan Lake as a home or feeding ground.  Building nesting boxes for Violet Green Swallows and bat boxes as summer roosting sites for some of the smaller bats was next on the agenda. (To date seven bird houses and two bat boxes have been completed.)
  • The Grade 11 science students are learning about invasive species in this wetland. With clippers, loppers and protective gloves, they then set out to do battle with Himalayan blackberries and English Ivy.

Future plans involve, enhancing turtle nesting sites, monitoring water quality and helping to develop a sense of awareness and appreciation of our wetlands. Many thanks go out to our sponsors in these endeavors.

 

Testimonials
This is how I explain what religion at this school teaches me. Sure I learn the history and analyze the Bible, but I also have been forming a set of morals and values that will go with me for the rest of my life. They are the foundation of who I am.
Breanna Student
I am very excited to be able to link my Olympic journey, full of trials and tribulations, back to a very important time and place in my life: St. Andrew's Regional High School.
Dave Calder Alumnus
I feel truly blessed to have had the privilege of attending St. Andrew’s Regional High School. St. Andrew’s has given me the opportunity to grow spiritually, academically, artistically, and athletically.
Nick Student