Social Sciences

The Social Sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens.
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Overview

The Social Sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. Through the Social Sciences, students develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to better understand, participate in, and contribute to the local, national, and global communities in which they live and work; engage critically with societal issues; and evaluate the sustainability of alternative social, economic, political, and environmental practices.

Courses on offer

Year 13: History, Sociology, Tourism


Year 12: History, Social Philosophy, Tourism


Year 11: Studies of Society (Students sit Achievement Standards from Level 1 History and Senior Social Studies


Year 10: This course covers New Zealand Curriculum Level 5 achievement objectives with a key focus on ‘Identity, Culture and Organisation’ and ‘ Continuity and Change’


Year 9:¬† ¬†This course covers New Zealand Curriculum Level 4 achievement objectives with a key focus on ‘Place and Environment’ and Continuity and Change’.

 

Course Structure

The Horowhenua College Social Science Faculty has a number of extra-curricular activities on offer:

  • Shoebox for Christmas
  • Amnesty International Freedom Challenge
  • Social Justice Action Group

Staff

  • Kathy Grey – Head of Faculty
  • David Tate – Teacher in Charge of History & Tourism
  • Julie Bolton
  • Kieran Bryant
  • Courtenay Davis
  • John McElwee
  • Jason White
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