Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

HASS is organised into several areas. Students from Kindergarten–Year 6 study History and Geography. Students from Years 3–6 also study Civics and Citizenship (government, communities). Students from Years 5–6 study Economics and Business as well.

HASS studies seek to develop in students:

  • a deep knowledge and sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for places, people, cultures, events, ideas and environments throughout the world
  • a lifelong sense of belonging to, and engagement with, civic life, with the capacity and willingness to be informed, responsible, ethical and active participants in society at a local, national and global scale
  • a knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of the past and the forces that shape society
  • the ability to think critically, solve problems, make informed decisions and propose actions in relation to real-world events and issues
  • enterprising behaviours and capabilities that enable them to be active participants and decision-makers in matters affecting them, which can be transferred into life, work and business opportunities
  • an understanding of, and commitment to, the concepts of sustainability to bring about equity and social justice
  • a knowledge and understanding of the connections among the peoples of Asia, Australia and the rest of the world.