Social Sciences

The Social Sciences is a lively, thriving subject area that aims to to get students to be active and interested participants in the wide range of groups that make up our society: in their family, school, the local and national community and worldwide.


The foundation is created in Social Studies at Years 9 and 10 where we aim to develop students’ skills and understanding about a range of aspects of culture, society, economics and the environment.  The Year 9 course encourage them to understand more about New Zealand society and how they can take responsibility and action in their communities. At Year 10 we build on this and encourage an understanding of human rights and global issues. Students are also able to explore more specialised interests in Year 10 with options in History, Economics and Enterprise Studies.

Students have a wide range of subjects they can choose from at Levels 1 to 3 of the curriculum in Years 11 to 13.

They can choose from History, Social Science, Tourism, Geography, Humanities, Legal Studies, Classics and Media Studies.

We aim to provide a wide range of subject choices that allow students to expand on their knowledge in a subject area and at a level they can gain success. Many offer field trips and visiting speakers to enhance their learning.

Ui mai koe ki ahau he aha te mea nui o te ao, Maku e ki atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

Ask me what is the greatest thing in the world, I will reply - It is people, it is people, it is people!