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Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences is a diverse and engaging Key Learning Area. It is guided by the Australian Curriculum – History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Business and Economics. The Australian Curriculum gives students the opportunity to study human behaviour and interactions in a cultural, social, environmental, political, and economic context.

The students engage in units that deepen their knowledge and understanding of a variety of concepts, whilst developing skills in researching, critical thinking, problem-solving, adapting to change, questioning, identifying perspectives, interpreting sources, communicating and presenting, analysing, explaining, and using appropriate terms. This provides them with the ability to become lifelong learners with skills in higher-order thinking and problem-solving. The Curriculum is designed to progressively build upon student skills from the Preparatory until Year 10. It includes contexts from the personal level to the global area and considers challenges for Australia’s future.

For further information, please refer to the 2023 College Curriculum Guide.

2024 Term Dates


Term 1 23 Jan - 28 Mar 10
Term 2 15 Apr - 21 Jun 10
Term 3 8 Jul - 13 Sep 10
Term 4 30 Sep - 5 Dec 10