Faculty of Science


 “Inspiring the imagination and seeking new heights”

Science Faculty staff have at the forefront of their teaching and planning of this vision statement. We hope as science staff to inspire students in science and to give them the necessary tools and encouragement to pursue science as a future career choice or path. Science is compulsory for all students from Years 7 to 11 at De La Salle College and from Years 12 to 13 the students choose the options or senior science cores made up of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Earth and Space Science.

The Science Faculty offers students an opportunity to engage with all four strands of Science as prescribed in the NZ Curriculum.

General Science Courses for Years 7 – 10:

    • Nature of Science
    • Material World
    • Physical World
    • Living World
    • Planet Earth and Beyond

NCEA Science Courses as offered at De La Salle College:


 Level 1 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 5-6)

  • Science is the field of study concerned with discovering and describing the world around us by observing and experimenting. Biology, chemistry, and physics are all branches of science.
  • Possible careers : Medicine, food technician, mechanic, engineer plus 1000’s more!

     The course  information for 2022 can be found below

SCI101 Student Handbook 2022

SCI102 Student Handbook 2022

SCI103 Student handbook 2022


Levels 2 and 3 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 7-8)

  • Chemistry is the branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.
  • Possible careers: medicine, food science, pharmacology, conservation, and enviro law.

     Course description:

Student Handbook CHEM201 2022

Student Handbook CHEM301 2022


 Levels 2 and 3 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 7-8)

  • Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.
  • Possible careers: engineering, architect, geologist, particle physicists, sound tech.
     Course description:

 Levels 2 and 3 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 7-8)

  • Biologyis the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution.
  • Possible careers: medicine, zoologist, pharmacist, nutritionist, and marine biologist.
     Course description:

2022 Science Faculty Staff

Mr. Ajinesh Kumar – Head of Faculty