Social Sciences - Tikanga a Iwi Progression
This faculty has several subject areas that are all to do with PEOPLE. in the world we live in it is important to develop the ability to work well with others and to be able to participate in society with confidence. Senior students especially, should consider including a Social Science in their course as future pathways usually involve interacting with others.
NCEA Level 1 Societies and Citizenship Course - Mufti DayAs part of their NCEA Level 1 Societies and Citizenship course, all the students in the class took part in organising a fundraising mufti day to support the work being done by KidsCan - a national charitable trust working in low decile schools to improve the educational potential of disadvantaged children. The students have been studying Child Poverty in NZ and have been surprised and concerned by the realisation that approximately one in four children in this country lack some of the basics we take for granted, such as shoes, a toothbrush, lunches, and fresh fruit, to name a few. The students in the 11 SOC class were keen to provide funds to be used for practical goods that help address the social inequity that exists here. They are grateful to their peers who dressed in bright colours to support the "Happy Day" and for the donations made to the cause. It is nice to know Kids Can make a positive difference.
(photos from the mufti day on 1 August are below)
Year 10 Social Studies Trip to Dunedin 2016
On Wednesday 15 June and Thursday 16 June Year 10 students took the opportunity to visit Toitu, the Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin. During the day trips (two classes attending each day), students took part in two activities and learning opportunities at the museum:
Year 13 Geography Trip to Mt Cook 2015