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Posted by SASTA

on 06/05/2024

Kangaroo Island Community Education became a Science Active School in 2023 for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA. 


  • SASTA Corporate member
  • Participate in the Oliphant Science Awards
  • Staff have participated in judging for OSA
  • Staff member has been a member of the OSA Committee since 2020
  • Staff have regularly attended SASTA conferences and workshops
  • Had a submission printed in the SASTA Journal, blog and newsletter


Hear from the science faculty at KICE about the programs they run in their school and what it means for them to be a Science Active School.


Staff Contributions & Achievements

  • Judging of the ASTA i3 Awards
  • Judging of the BHP Foundation and Australian Science and Engineering Foundation competition entries in for the past 3 years
  • KICE Staff have contributed to Year 10 Science units for the GeoScience Pathways Project publications
  • Staff moderating and marking Stage 2 Science subjects including Chemistry and Psychology
  • 2022-23 Passionately Curious Regional Teacher Award from ASTA

Insect Investigators Field Trip 2


Programs & Activities

  • We offer and run five Science subjects at Stage 1 and 2
  • Participated in the Insect Investigators Program in 2022. We found and named a new species of fly, Callipohora kicei. We’ve been invited to run the program again in 2024.
  • Community Connections with a wide variety of organisations to implement “real life” science and excursions including Primary Industries of South Australia, Department for Environment, Natural Resources Board
  • National Science Week activities – every year we run programs where senior students and teachers support students and teachers in Reception to Year 5 to run hands-on science activities.
  • Have encouraged students to attend both UniSA and Flinders Uni workshops - external experiences - Engineering and the Science Alive Program for Year 9&10 students. Have a sponsorship program for this every year.
  • Women in Science (STEM) breakfast – participated for the past 4 years, inspiring all students to go onto further study and careers in STEM
  • Several KICE students from 2017 onwards have been successful in winning the James Moore Memorial Prize in Palaeontology
Year 11 and 12 Chemistry Excursion 1 Year 11 and 12 Chemistry Excursion 2


Do you think your school has what it takes to be a Science Active School? Apply here!