Humanities Department courses are drawn from the Social Sciences Learning Area of the New Zealand Curriculum. An understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural heritage and multi-cultural society is central to this learning area. Students explore how societies work and how they themselves can
participate and take action as critical, informed, and responsible citizens who contribute to their local, national, and global communities. They learn about human experiences and identities, values, beliefs, cultures, decision-making, structures and social action in the contexts of time, place, environment and scarcity of resources.
The Whakatauki for the Social Science Learning Area is:
The Junior Curriculum:
The Senior Curriculum:
In all our senior subject disciplines, students develop research, critical thinking, and verbal and written communication skills.