Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) at Golden Grove High School develops students’ knowledge of the world in which we live, how it has been shaped, and how we can actively participate as globally-connected and informed citizens in the 21st Century. Our HASS teachers empower students to explore and understand the interconnections of contemporary society, with a focus on historical, geographical, political, economic, legal and societal factors.
Within our HASS classes, we innovatively connect the teaching and learning in our subjects to the real-world by giving students the opportunity to develop their ability to question, think critically, solve problems and face challenges, communicate effectively, and make decisions and adapt to change.
In Years 8-10, through the study of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Business and Economics, students will develop the skills and dispositions needed to be successful in their senior years and beyond. Teachers utilise a range of strategies that involve technology, team work and problem-solving, that create a sense of wonder, curiosity and respect about places, people, cultures and systems throughout the world in order to inspire a sense of belonging.
In the senior school, we offer pathways in History, Legal Studies, Society and Culture and Tourism, all of which allow students to become well placed to contribute to Australia’s ideas of a cohesive society, sustainable environment, productive economy and stable democracy.