A course in Social Studies is a core part of the learning programme for years 1-10.
The social sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. Contexts are drawn from the past, present, and future and from places within and beyond New Zealand.
Through the social sciences, students develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to: better understand, participate in, and contribute to the local, national, and global communities in which they live and work; engage critically with societal issues; and evaluate the sustainability of alternative social, economic, political, and environmental practices.
The aim of school Geography is to develop an understanding of the environment as a home for people.
Students learn about the ways in which people participate in economic activities and about the consumption, production, and distribution of goods and services.
Students learn about how people perceive, represent, interpret, and interact with places and environments.