Approx Cost:
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Course Outline:

This semester course follows Level 5 of the Aotearoa-New Zealand Social Science Curriculum. Our vision is to produce ākonga who explore how societies work and discover how they themselves can participate and take action as critical, informed, empathetic and responsible citizens.

Our junior course provides foundation knowledge in the breadth on Social Science areas, namely Classical Studies, History, Geography, Senior Social Studies, Business Studies and Media.

The teaching and learning programme are based on core knowledge common to all classes. Learning strategies, activities and specific emphasis will be designed by the kaiako/ teacher to suit the needs of the learners in those individual classes. 

Topics include:

Get Up; Stand Up - how people have exercised their right to protest against injustices to bring about change

Human Rights - what are human rights and what challenges have people faced in regard to their rights


Bed are Burning - how has colonisation impacted on people in Australia and the United States.


Assessment is designed around 3 skills:

Information Gathering

Understanding Perspectives of Groups & Individuals

Identifying and explaining Outcomes

Where Does It Lead:

 Junior Social Science C,History, Social Science, Classical Studies, Media and Tourism courses.

For further information see:
Mr Gilpin.