Clarence Science Initiative (CSI)


What is CSI?

Clarence Science Initiative is a unique educational program to enhance the mathematical, scientific and technological education of Year 5 and 6 students in the Clarence Valley.

Students participate in practical and laboratory work, theory and fieldtrips around the local area.

The program aims to:

  • encourage an enthusiasm for science, mathematics and technology
  • challenge and extend students
  • enable early high school orientation
  • offer the opportunity to meet other students from different environments

“The Clarence Science Initiative is a great opportunity offered by South Grafton High School to enthuse and extend Year 5 and 6 students in the science field. This program also assists primary students in transitioning to high school and encourages the pursuit of science based careers”; Mrs Megan Johnson, past Principal

Students from Year 5 and 6 from Clarence Valley Primary Schools sit an exam which is the key to their acceptance into the program.

Class Orientation:

The year long program has 3 classes of 20 students. Each class attend one day per fortnight, during the School Term. Students from the same school are accommodated in the same class.

Resources: Expectations:
Fully equipped classroom with:

  • Individual laptops
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Scanner and colour printer
  • Use of fully equipped laboratories
  • 21 Seater Minibus
Students are expected to:

  • have exemplary behaviour
  • possess a positive work ethic
  • be committed to learning
  • cooperate in group situations
  • comply with all South Grafton High School policies and procedures
  • attend weekly

How do I apply?
Applications for 2019
Excursions include:

  • Visiting local scientists
  • Investigating local issues and sites
  • Water testing
  • Fossil collecting
  • see a gallery here

contact the CSI coordinator Darren Finley via the school

Presentation slideshow as PDF


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