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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

Social Science

... Society lives by faith and develops by science... Henri Amiel

The Social Sciences Faculty at Warners Bay High School strives to be a faculty of excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging independent thinking and encouraging students to engage in the community as informed and active citizens. The faculty enhances the learning outcomes of students by presenting a range of opportunities for them to apply their skills and engage in co-curricular activities such as inter-school competitions, excursions and fieldwork trips. Our HSC results have consistently been considerably above the state average.

Geography incorporates learning related to global geography and the interaction of human and physical elements of the environment in a global context.  Students study mandatory Geography in stages 4 & 5. With electives offered in stages 4, 5 and 6.

Goals

  • Studying Social Sciences will give students fascinating insights and equip them with important transferable skills for a wide range of careers. Students develop general and specific work-related skills, including research, analysis, problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, teamwork and communication.

Courses

STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8

  • Geography
  • Marine Studies

STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10

  • Geography
  • Commerce
  • International Studies

STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Society and Culture

 

Enrichment Programs

  • Interschool Mock Trial Competition
  • Arthur Phillip Fieldwork Competition
  • Bizfair
  • Finance Academy Program
  • The Entrepreneurial Learning in Action Program
  • Environmental Representative Council

 

Our Team

  • Ms R Noonan HEAD TEACHER
  • Ms N Varley
  • Mr T Husband HT ADMIN/VET
  • Ms K Dieleman
  • Ms H Saperas                           
  • Mr D Lembke 
  • Ms D Weston 
  • Ms K Maher HT WELFARE REL
  • Mr M McGarvey

Activities

  •  fieldwork and excursions, such as trips to Glenrock Lagoon and the Hunter Wetlands
  •  Port Stephens and participation in the Hunter/Central Coast Geography Trivia Competition.
  • Students become part of a Student Environmental Education Council for Warners Bay High School that will actively seek to improve environmental awareness and conduct water, waste and electricity audits as well as run a recycling program.
  •  Students participate in a Bizfair where they work in small groups to produce, market and sell a product. They participate in exciting competitions such as the ASX Sharemarket Game and the Office of Fair Trading's Money Stuff Competition. Students learn about interesting legal issues and cases and apply legal knowledge in class mock trials. Excursions include trips to Maitland Gaol, Local Court House, Police Museum and Luna Park.
  •  A range of excursions are offered and include trips to the Barramundi Farm, the Shark and Ray Centre, the Sydney Aquarium, the IMAX theatre, Canoeing and fieldwork at the Hunter Wetlands and Whale Watching at Port Stephens.
  • Students are involved in organising a host of cultural activities, such as Harmony Day, to enhance cultural awareness at WBHS and have the opportunity to visit the Sri Venkateswara Hindu temple and stay overnight in the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple in Wollongong.