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Y11 HIS Wellington Museum trip
Y13 SUS Visit from MP Ginny Andersen
Y13 HIS Holocaust Museum Visit
Y13 HAR Art Deco Trip
Yr 9 Marae Visit
Y13 HAR NZ Art Day Wellington

Social Sciences

Heads of Department - Kate Baird and Anna Peszynski

Assistant HOD - Vanessa Fox

Other staff - Sarah Jane Clifford, Laura Spencer, Brigid Gilmore, Jon Screech, Anne Davie, Tawai Frost, 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, Social Justice Studies 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 ...

Niuean Language Week

Aho Falaile, 19 October

1.30pm - Yr 9 Sports Academy (Gym)

Aho Faiumu, 20 October

Aho Tapu, 21 October

Looking ahead ...

Tokelauan Language Week

Aho Gafua, 22 October

Labour Day - School is closed

Aho Lua, 23 October

8.45am - Yr 13 GEO Trip

Aho Lulu, 24 October

3.30pm - Maori Achieve (3.30-4.30pm) A1
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme (3.30-5.00pm) Library
7.00pm - PFS Event - Understanding the Teenage Brain

Aho Tofi, 25 October

8.45am - Yr 12 Employment Studies Plunket Course
4.00pm - Junior Parent Teacher Interviews
Note:  Study/Homework Club cancelled for today

Aho Falaile, 26 October

- Yr 9 Subject Selection closes
1.30pm - Yr 9 Sports Academy (Gym)

Aho Tōnai, 27 October

Aho Ha, 28 October

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