Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore - Success through knowledge and application.

Telephone02 4969 3855

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

Social Sciences

... science is morally neutral, but social science shows us that some moral codes are better than others ...  MARIO BUNGE

Social Science is a dynamic department with a strong tradition of academic excellence; committed to helping students to learn, understand and apply knowledge and skills. We recognise that students live in a world characterised by rapid change; we challenge students to respond to the unpredictable and unexpected. Future success depends on knowing how to adapt, to apply and to understand what is needed to solve problems. With this in mind, we prepare students to be participative leaders and effective, responsible citizens.

The Social Science faculty has a strong connections with the broader community, which allows us to draw on greater community expertise to broaden our student's educational experiences. We enhance learning by providing substantial extra-curricula activities that provide students with the opportunity to integrate real world applications and values with theoretical knowledge.

Goals

In the Social Sciences we aim to nurture the whole student to achieve personal excellence while being an evaluative, critical and socially responsible citizen.

Activities

  • Enviro Group
  • Y7 Geography field work
  • Y12 Geography fieldwork Melbourne or Sydney
  • Y12 Geography fieldwork Tamburlaine
  • Y12 Business case study IKEA
  • Y12 Business case study Tamburlaine
  • Y11 Geography field work Blue Mountains
  • Y11 Business case study local business
  • Y10 Geography field work

Team

  • Rob Berry HEAD TEACHER
  • Alex Bryant
  • Nicole Clark
  • Philip Horrell
  • Louise Johnson
  • Rachael Tonks
  • Nathan Rice
  • Michelle Williams

Courses

STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8

  • Geography
  • Commerce ELECTIVE
  • Oceanography ELECTIVE

STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10

  • Geography
  • Commerce ELECTIVE
  • Geography ELECTIVE

STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies

Achievements

  • 1st in Course HSC Legal Studies Imogen L.
  • Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Winner Jade Hunter
  • Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Finalist William Lucas

Alumni

  • Ben Homer commentator for Fox Sports
  • Imogen Lewis studying Law at USyd
  • Jade Hunter PWCS Business scholarship
  • William Lucas studying Business at UoN