Distinction

striving for excellence, aiming for personal best.

Diversity

understanding, celebrating and respecting cultural and linguistic differences.

Respect

consideration for the rights and beliefs of others and valuing oneself.

Humanities

Humanities and Social Sciences is the part of the curriculum where students learn to think clearly about current issues confronting them and their world.

Students explore diverse perspectives on the past;  on other places; other cultures; other societies; other social systems.

Students study units of history, geography, economics and politics appropriate to the year level.

They widen their own perspectives on today’s issues and are prepared to become informed, active and responsible citizens.

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS

An appreciation of the broad timeline of Earth history.

An understanding of the place of human beings in this history.

Skills in reading, interpreting and drawing maps and using atlases.

Skills in reading, interpreting and tabulating data in relation to the natural and built environment ofAustraliaandSouth Australiaand the world.

An understanding of how an economy operates the structure of economic systems, and the way in which economic systems function.

An understanding of the fundamental principles, structures, and processes of the Australian legal system.

An understanding of how ideas are communicated and how audiences and individuals interpret, interact with, and respond to media.

Skills in evaluating and communicating information about tourism through a variety of modes.

Development of the ability to influence their own future by acquiring skills, values, and understanding that enable them to participate effectively in contemporary society.

On the middle campus, students at years 8 and 9 study a full year of Humanities, which incorporates the History component of the Australian curriculum.  At year 10 students must complete one semester of History:Australiain the Modern World—1918 to present.  Students then choose a second semester from the following Geography, Civics and Citizenship or Business Interaction.

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