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

This single semester course follows Level 5 of the Aotearoa-New Zealand Social Science Curriculum. Our vision is to produce akonga 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 of Social Science subject areas, namely  Classical Studies, History, Geography, Senior Social Studies, Business Studies and Media. 

The teaching and learning programmes 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.

Areas of Learning:

  • Turangawaewae - Aotearoa-New Zealand’s journey of identity, culture and heritage.

  • Tagata Pasifika - The identity, culture and heritage of Pacific Island nations and their relationship with Aotearoa-New Zealand

  • Beds are Burning - how has colonisation impacted on the people in Australia and the United States


Assessment is designed around three key skills:

  • Information Gathering,

  • Understanding Perspectives of Groups and Individuals

  • Identifying and Explaining Outcomes

Where Does It Lead:

Junior Social Science b & c (Year 10)

For further information see:
Mrs Lindsay