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 27 February

- Yr 12 BIO/12 SCI Rocky Shore trip
3.35pm -
 Year 9 Netball Trials (3.35-5.30pm)

Tuesday 28 February

Shrove Tuesday
Mufti Day - Caritas

12.45pm - Club Day in Lawson Foyer
12.45pm - Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
6.30pm - DOE Bronze/Silver Award Presentation Evening

Wednesday 1 March

Ash Wednesday
-
Yr 12 Young Enterprise trip - E-Day
3.35pm - Year 9 Netball Trials (3.35-5..30pm)
5.00pm - Parent Cyber Safety Evening followed by-
6.00pm - NCEA information Evening
- CSW Tennis Open Championships

Thursday 2 March

11.30pm - Year 11 RE Trip
1.30pm - Relay for Life bake sale
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club in Library
3.30pm -
Maori Achieve in A1
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme in A2
3.35pm - Year 9 Netball Trials (3.30-5.30pm)
5.30pm - Poly Group
6.00pm - Information Evening - DOE Silver Expedition (6.00-6.20pm)

Friday 3 March

- Year 11 History Trip
-
Year 12/13 Science Trip (selected students)
- CSW Senior Volleyball Tournament

Saturday 4 March

- CSW Senior Volleyball Tournament
- CSW Rowing Championships

Sunday 5 February

- Year 12 GEO Tongariro Trip
1.00pm - Senior Netball Trials
- CSW Rowing Championships

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