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Yr 9 Marae Visit
Y13 HIS Holocaust Museum Visit
Y13 HAR NZ Art Day Wellington
Y13 HAR Art Deco Trip

Social Sciences

Heads of Department - Kate Baird and Anna Peszynski

Other staff - Sarah Jane Clifford, Ceri Jenkins, Brigid Gilmore, Jon Screech, Ruth Gilmore, Tim Baxter, Lesley Davies and Kent Findlay

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.

What's on ...

Monday 24 February

10.45am - L2 BIO Rocky Shore Trip
1.30pm - Kapa Haka (PAC)
5.30pm - German Fundraising Meeting

Tuesday 25 February

Shrove Tuesday - Vinnies Fundraiser
8.45am - Music Workshops
8.45am - Special Olympics Athletics Volunteering

Wednesday 26 February

Ash Wednesday
1.30pm - Music Workshops
3.30pm - Māori Achieve (Atawhai)
3.30pm - Study & Homework Club (Library)
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting (Library)
- CSW Senior Touch Qualifying Tournament
- Softball Starts

Thursday 27 February

7.40am - Careers with Coding
8.45am - Music Workshops
8.45am - Sport Academy
3.30pm - Big Sister (Library)

Friday 28 February

Mufti Day & Sausage Sizzle for Relay for Life
8.45am - DOE Silver Qualifying Expedition
1.30am - Music Workshops
- Get prepared for SHC Athletic Sports on Monday

Saturday 29 February

- DOE Silver Qualifying Expedition

Sunday 1 March

- DOE Silver Qualifying Expedition

Looking ahead ...

Monday 2 March

Athletic Sports Day - House Event

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