What is Social Studies about?
The essence of Social Studies is about people,places and the environment. We examine how people are organised in the world and we look at individual countries, cultures and our heritage. We study the resources people use and the economic activities that utilise natural and cultural resources. Changes to all these components is integral to the whole subject.
Our vision is to:
To enable the students to have an overview of how society is organised and functions and to equip the students with the essential social skills to function effectively in the school community.
Why study Social Studies?
Social Studies is a compulsory core subject taught at Year Nine and Ten.
It provides the students with a good grounding in how society functions - from political systems, to migration, to values and ethics. The students acquire literacy and numeracy skills that form the basis of their functioning at senior school level.