Students studying in the Social Sciences Learning Area will gain a broad understanding of society and the environment so that they may take their full place within it as confident, informed, and responsible participants.

Social Science subjects include studies on:

  • people from different cultures, times, and places
  • human behaviour and different values and viewpoints
  • the rights, roles and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society
  • the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's bicultural heritage and multi-cultural society
  • peoples' relationship with and impact on the environment; global issues
  • approaches to problem solving
  • skills in research, information technology, critical and creative thinking, communication and social participation.

Social Studies / Geography / History / Tourism

Teaching Staff

Ms Angela McCamish - HOLA Social Sciences/HOD Social Studies

Mrs Katherine Mitchell - Asst HOLA / HOD History

Ms Pat Urwin - HOD Geography

Mrs Ranji Prakash - TIC Tourism


Miss Rachel Atkinson

Ms Deriza Beresford

Whaea Katarena Bisset 

Mr Luke Doubleday

Ms Teresa Earl

Ms Christine Hargreaves

Ms Emily Holden - and Tourism

Ms Savannah Jones - and History

Mr Nathan Kerr - and Geography

Ms Briar Kingston
Ms Anna Marsick
Mrs Gabby McKenzie
Mrs Dominique Rossouw
Ms Janne Wallace
Mrs Janice Wright - Tourism