Social Sciences

Social Studies is about people — who they are, what they do, they change, and what happens to them. Its purpose is for learners to develop understanding, knowledge, and skills in relation to social, cultural, economic, and political processes. We are starting to  integrate Te Ao Māori [Māori world] into your studies, including concepts such as Mana Whenua, Manaakitanga, Whānaungatanga, Hauora, Tū Tāngata, and Rangatiratanga. Throughout the year, you will develop essential skills such as research, interpreting sources, and expressing your thoughts in writing. This year's compulsory topics feature ‘Tino Rangatiratanga’, examining the power balance between the state and the people, and exploring Te Āti Aawa’s place in Te Awakairangi [Hutt Valley]  and the other Mana Whenua of the Wellington region [Te Whanganui-a-tara]. These experiences offer a glimpse into the diverse subjects available in later social sciences. 

At the end of Year 10 you can choose to study; Accounting, Business Studies, Classics, Geography and History that are all part of the Social Sciences family. Get ready for an exciting learning adventure!