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About us

Our Mission


Facilitate leading-edge interaction and collaboration for secondary students in STEM


Build collaboration in STEM education between students, enabling them to share their ideas and projects, and solve problems together


Build professional capacity and collaboration between teachers and Principals by enabling them to share their experiences in and approaches to teaching and learning, and educational leadership

Our Values

The ISSN holds the strongest expectation that all member schools will demonstrate and uphold these values in all dealings with each other and in all interactions involving staff and students from ISSN member schools.


    for the cultural diversity, values, traditions, beliefs and expertise brought to the ISSN by each member school


    in good faith, with all partner schools, we share our expertise, ideas and, where appropriate, resources, for the benefit of all our students and the promotion of excellence in science awareness and education more globally


    for and of each member school and their staff and students, to allow opportunities which might otherwise be inaccessible, independent of culture, religion, gender or physical disability


    built to allow us to have a reasoned and credible voice for the purpose of the continued advancement of science and science education across the world

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Our Goals

The goals of the ISSN are to:

  • Engage students with an understanding of the significant global issues in science;
  • Empower students to meet significant social challenges from the perspective of global scientific collaboration;
  • Enable students to explore science as human endeavour;
  • Inspire students to take action to address the important global issues of our time;
  • Build a global community of young scientists empowered to use their scientific knowledge and understanding in a purposeful and ethical manner;
  • Prepare young people to be the future science leaders of our world;
  • Connect young scientists with leading science researchers and practitioners around the world;

Vision Statement

The International Science Schools Network is a world-class organisation whose schools are recognised for their ongoing collective leadership and innovation in Science Education and Research.

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Mr. Peter Corkill

Chair (John Monash Science School)

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Ms. Miki Horie

Deputy Chair (Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School)

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Mr. Ian Kenworthy

Deputy Chair (Camborne Science and International Academy)

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Mr. Bob Adamson

Treasurer (Fort Richmond Collegiate)

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Make an application to the Executive Working Group or contact us for more information

Participating schools

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