Humanities is the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic, and political contexts. Subjects provide a broad understanding of the world in which we live, and how people can participate as active and informed citizens with high level skills needed for the twenty-first century.
Languages other than English (LOTE) promotes International Mindedness through a rigorous and engaging curriculum that develops lifelong learners who are global citizens. Languages that can be studied are French and Japanese.
Humanities and Language are core subjects for Years 7 to 10 with some electives from Year 9 to 12.
Tutorials are available in each term from week 2.
Years 7 to 12: Tuesdays from 2:45–4:00pm in room EH18.
Senior Subject Book (PDF, 4.1MB) provides information on subjects offered in Year 11 and 12 for 2020, and describes the required prerequisites.
Year 9 and 10 Subject Book (PDF, 3.5MB) provides information on subjects offered in Year 9 and 10.
|Years 7 and 8|
- Humanities (History and Geography)
|Years 9 and 10|
- Geography, Civics and Citizenship
|Years 11 and 12|
- Ancient History
- Legal Studies
- Modern History
- Philosophy & Reason
Activities and competitions
- ANZAC Premier’s Prize
- French speaking competition
- Japanese speaking competition
More information can be found in school newsletters.
Why study humanities and language?
Through the variety of subjects, the humanities and languages encourage students to expand their intercultural awareness and understanding so that they can beome globally engaged, empathetic citizens. The humanities and languages contribute to the development of individuals who are critical thinkers, problem solvers and engaged in the international community.
- History programs develop students’ understanding of the world and how human activity has shaped the world over time.
- Geography programs develop students’ understanding of the way people interact with the world around them, and overcome natural challenges.
- Civics and citizenship, and legal studies programs develop students understanding of Australia’s systems of government and law-making, and prepare students to participate in these processes.
- Philosophy and reason programs support students to be critical thinkers who can consider all positons on an issue before making valid intellectual decisions.
- Japanese programs support students’ to develop their intercultural understandings and develop a sense of global citizenship while developing Japanese language communication skills.
- French programs support students’ to develop their intercultural understandings and develop a sense of global citizenship while developing French language communication skills.
Contact details for the Heads of Departments are listed under the contact us page.