Humanities and Social Science


Studies of Society and the Environment is an area of learning through which students investigate the historical, cultural, social and environmental factors which shape the individual and society.
Students are actively involved in developing knowledge and skills, and clarifying and articulating their attitudes, values and perspective; about themselves and others. 
They are involved in making decisions and choices to enable them to participate responsibly and harmoniously in society now and in the future.

The curriculum is organised into five strands:

  • Time, continuity and change
  • Place and space
  • Cultural
  • Resources
  • Natural and social systems

The sixth strand deals with the key processes: investigation, communication and participation used in all studies in the learning area.