Clockwise from left: Ms N Feroz, Mr J Patterson, Mr M Cheung, Mr R Canobra, Ms A McHale, Mr L Brennan (HT), Ms E Newman
History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that helps to explain how people, events and forces from the past have shaped our world. It allows students to locate and understand themselves and others in the continuum of human experience up to the present. History provides opportunities for students to explore human actions and achievements in a range of historical contexts. Students become aware that history is all around us and that historical information may be drawn from the physical remains of the past as well as written, visual and oral sources of evidence.
The study of Ancient History enables students to acquire knowledge and understanding, historical skills, values and attitudes essential to an appreciation of the ancient world. Students are encouraged to develop a lifelong interest in the study of Ancient History and to become prepared for informed and active citizenship in the contemporary world.
History (Years 7-10)
History develops in students an interest in and enjoyment of exploring the past. A study of History provides opportunities for examining events, people and societies from ancient, medieval and modern times, including twentieth-century Australia. Opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of civics and citizenship are a feature throughout the Years 7–10 History syllabus.
History Elective (Years 9 and 10)
This course targets students who are passionate about History and already have a well-developed record in personal organisation and initiative
History Extension (Years 11 and 12)
The History Extension is an intense course that enables capable and interested History students to build on their experience in Stage 6 Preliminary courses in Ancient and/or Modern History. It does so by extending their learning in two key areas - historiography and historical inquiry. The focus will be in the pursuit of an answer to the question, “What is History?”
Modern History is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding, the skills of critical analysis and synthesis, and values and attitudes essential to an appreciation of forces that have shaped the modern world. Students are encouraged to develop a lifelong interest in the study of history and to become prepared for informed and active citizenship in the contemporary world.
Society and Culture
The study of Society and Culture helps students understand the interactions between persons, societies, cultures, environments and time. By drawing on anthropology, communication, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, psychology, social ecology and sociology; students develop understanding of themselves, their own society and culture, and the societies and cultures of others.
The aim of the Work Studies syllabus is to enable young people to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to allow them to experience a successful transition from school to work and further education and training.
Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of work, the work environment and skills for employment knowledge and understanding of employment options, career management, life planning and further education and training, skills for success in the workplace, skills in critically assessing personal and social influences on individuals and groups.