The Humanities

Our students study The Humanities (Economics, History and Geography) which involves examining, in the past and the present, human societies and environments as well as people and their cultures. Our students develop an understanding of the key ideas and concepts of how people and societies organise and make meaning of their world.

We teach, through the study of human behaviour, why groups of people have settled where they have; organised their societies; developed means of generating and distributing wealth; developed codes, laws and belief systems; and interacted with their physical environment.

Our school encourages the use of research skills and inquiry processes so our students learn to plan an investigation and ask key questions. They question and analyse a range of data and sources including artefacts, photographs, maps, stories, special events, interviews, site visits and electronic media. They form conclusions supported by evidence and present information in a variety of ways.