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Warners Bay High School

Warners Bay High School

Quality Education for All

Telephone02 4954 9488

Emailwarnersbay-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

History

In history, students engage in a disciplined process of enquiry into the past.

... A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots ... Marcus Garvey

History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that helps to explain how people, events and forces from the past have shaped ourworld. 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.  Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Goals

  • Engage students in a disciplined process of inquiry into the past
  • Develop future focused skills, particularly critical thinking, communication and collaboration
  • Strengthen an appreciation for civics and citizenship

Features 

  • Future focused classroom furniture to promote collaboration
  • Virtual reality equipment in a history classroom to improve engagement.

Enrichment Programs

  • The Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) is an international Rotary youth program which is offered to 4 senior students per year. Participating students develop an awareness of the United Nations and the countries they represent at a simulated UN Assembly.  The event provides an excellent forum for students to develop and practice their public speaking skills whilst debating on topical world issues.​

  • The European History Tour is a biennial tour for senior students to explore historical sites studied in Stage 6 Modern and Ancient History which may include Pompeii, Herculaneum, World War 1 battlefields, Auschwitz, Munich and Berlin. Furthermore, it is a fantastic opportunity for students to build life long memories with friends. 

Our Team

  • Mrs A Corliss HEAD TEACHER
  • Mr M Fromsom
  • Ms K Hibbert
  • Mr B McCarthy
  • Ms C Petersen

Activities

  • Anzac Day and Remembrance Day Commemorations
  • Site Studies: Year 7 Virtual site study; Year 10 Sydney Jewish Museum site study
  • Europe trip for senior students biennially
  • Model United Nations Assembly

Courses

STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8

  • Mandatory History
  • History Elective

STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10

  • Mandatory History
  • History Elective

STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12

  • Ancient History (2 unit)
  • Modern History (2 unit)
  • History Extension (1 unit in year 12)