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

Social Sciences

Heads of Department - Kate Baird and Anna Peszynski

Other staff - Sarah Jane Clifford, Matthew Barclay, Ceri Jenkins, Brigid Gilmore, Jon Screech, Ruth Gilmore, Tim Baxter, Lesley Davies and Isobel Brooker

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 ...

Monday, 18 November

NCEA Exams
Teacher Only Day
No Yr 9/10 students at school today

Tuesday, 19 November

NCEA Exams

Wednesday, 20 November

NCEA Exams
Year 10 Exams
9.00am - CSW Junior Tennis Champs
9.00am - CSW Junior Ki-o-Rahi
3.30pm - Māori Achieve

Thursday, 21 November

NCEA Exams
Year 10 Exams
Year 9 Camp

Friday, 22 November

NCEA Exams
Year 10 Exams
Year 9 Camp

Saturday, 23 November

Sunday, 24 November

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