Humanities focuses on the way people interact with each other, today and in the past, and our interactions with our environment. The faculty involves investigation of current and historical issues and promotes student participation and critical thinking. Humanities combines a variety of traditional disciplines such as History, Geography, Civics and Economics. We have an experienced and creative teaching staff that will challenge, develop and extend your child's learning in a supportive environment. Junior History and Geography are designed to expose students to a variety of topics and assist students to develop increasingly complex higher-order thinking skills and sophistication with writing.
Humanities in Junior Secondary takes the forms of two distinct subjects: History and Geography. Using critical inquiry methods, History students study a chronological approach from year 7 where they learn about the Ancient World through to year 10 where the Modern World is studied. A key part of the junior History experience is our annual Medieval Fayre where students create a medieval activity, display or stall for parents and local primary students.
Geography is the study of the human and physical characteristics of places and the interactions between them. Geography students are offered an extensive field trip program to enhance their learning of physical and human environments.
Humanities faculty offers a number of subjects that contribute to students' university ATAR pathways. These subjects are:
- Modern History
- Ancient History
We also offer a variety of Applied Subjects that cater for students seeking to enter the workforce or TAFE at the end of year 12. These subjects are:
- Social and Community Studies
Senior staff are experienced, approachable and passionate about their subjects. They consistently encourage and assist students to achieve their very best learning outcomes.
Humanities students are offered a variety of innovative extension opportunities. Some of which include:
- National Geography competition
- National History competition and the Simpson Prize
- Medieval Fayre
- Extensive field trip program for all year levels
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