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Stage 3 Program - The Influences and Management of Coastal Catchments


  • Students describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments GE3-1
  • Students explain interactions and connections between people, places and environments GE3-2
  • Students acquire, process and communicate geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry GE3-4 NSW
  • Students compare and contrast influences on the management of places and environments GE3-3

Science and technology syllabus

Living World

  • Students describe some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things ST3-11LW
  • Students describe how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment ST3-10LW

Earth and Space

  • Students explain rapid change at the Earth’s surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understandings ST3-9ES​​​​​​​
  • Working scientifically - Students investigate by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations ST3-4WS


  • All life forms including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival. O1.2
  • World views are formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and are linked to individual and community actions for sustainability. O1.4

Students explore and investigate Narrabeen Lagoon and the ever changing dynamic of the mouth of the lagoon.

Students explore the interactions between people and place through examining both the biophysical environment and human activity in the local area.

Students will investigate natural processes such as the Collaroy/ Narrabeen long-shore drift and hypothesis management strategies to reduce the risk of flooding

Students will collect raw data from water quality tests in the lagoon, complete field sketches and analyse maps to make predictions and understand issues in this area.

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