Social Sciences

Head of Department - Kate Baird

Assistant HODs - Vanessa Fox and Anna Peszynski

Other staff - Sarah Jane Clifford, Laura Spencer, Brigid Gilmore, Jon Screech, Anne Davie, Ruth Gilmore and Tim Baxter

Welcome to the Social Sciences Department!

The aim of the Social Sciences Department is to inform students about the world in which they live.  As teachers our aim is to help our students become informed, critical, active and responsible citizens.

Through the various subjects we offer we focus on investigating the past, present and future.  We study issues relating to New Zealand and the World.

Students are able to examine different perspectives, values and viewpoints and clarify their own opinions.

The subjects we offer include:
Junior Social Studies, Junior Option History, Senior History, Geography, Classical Studies, History of Art, and Sustainable Societies and Futures.

Social Science classes are offered at all year levels.  We offer interesting and varied assessment tasks and focus on improving historical and geographical skills, as well as ethical and meaningful research and report writing.

Students take part in field work, have visiting guest speakers and incorporate the use of digital technology in to their work.

As a department we are proud of the work we do and of the results gained by the students.  We try to bring the past alive in a relevant way and prepare the students for the future.

This week ...

Monday 18 September

Senior Exams
- NISS Skiing

Tuesday 19 September

Senior Exams
- NISS Skiing

Wednesday 20 September

Senior Exams
- Nga Manu Korero National Speech Competition

Thursday 21 September

Senior Exams
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club (3.30-4.30pm) E17 / E18
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme (3.30-5.30pm) A2
- Nga Manu Korero National Speech Competition

Friday 22 September

Senior Exams
6.30pm - Yr 12 DOE Gold Practice Tramp
- Nga Manu Korero National Speech Competition

Saturday 23 September

- Yr 12 DOE Gold Practice Tramp
- Evolocity Regional Competition

Sunday 24 September

- Yr 12 DOE Gold Practice Tramp


Note ...

Friday 29 Sept - School finishes at 1.30pm

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