Star of the Sea

  Catholic Primary School

Swinstone Street,
Rockingham WA 6168
Tel:  (08) 9553 9500
Email: admin@starofthesea.wa.edu.au

 

Star of the Sea

Catholic Primary School

Rockingham

 

We at Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, value the teachings of Jesus

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) is the study of human behaviour and our interaction with the world around us. The HASS curriculum focuses on the past and present social, cultural, environmental and political contexts of the human story.

The purpose of the HASS curriculum is to harness students’ natural curiousity and wonder about the human family and the world in which they live. Through their learning experiences, students are given the opportunity to develop essential knowledge and understandings, key concepts and skills which help them to make sense of the world around them. In an increasingly complex and dynamic world, it is essential for students to be able to organise and respond to information, check sources, think critically, offer solutions and to be able to communicate effectively.

The HASS curriculum is divided into four subjects. These are; History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics. The following table shows the year levels in which students participate in the different subjects.

 

History   

Pre -primary – Year 6

Geography

Pre- primary – Year 6

Civics and Citizenship

Year 3-6

Economics

Year 5- 6

Students gradually move from a personal level to local, regional, national and global understandings of the world around them. As their learning journey continues, it is envisaged that students will be able to positively shape their own lives as well as contribute to a fair, sustainable and tolerant society in the future.

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