Social Sciences

Being active citizens - Visiting Parliament
World of Waste Tour - investigating community issues
Research at National Archives
Year 9 Marae Trip

Welcome to the Social Sciences Department!

The goal 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 Global Citizens.

Through the various courses we offer we focus on investigating the past, present and future.  We study issues relating to New Zealand and the World. Our courses relate to several broad areas of Social Sciences including:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • History of Art
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Social Studies

See the bottom of this page for a full list of courses available from Year 9 to Level Three NCEA.

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

Social Science classes are offered at all year levels. We offer interesting and varied assessment tasks and focus on improving historical, geographical and financial 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.

Students will develop skills of inquiry, analysis and communication as they study people and societies of different times and places. They will enhance their understanding of their own heritage as individuals and learn the special values and diversity of other cultures and societies.

For more information on any of the Social Science courses see the Co-Hods - Ms Baird and Mrs Peszynski. They are happy to have a chat with you.

Courses in this Learning Area

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