At this level of the curriculum students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • Understand how systems of government in New Zealand operate and affect people’s lives, and how they compare with another system.
  • Understand how the Treaty of Waitangi is responded to differently by people in different times and places.
  • Understand how cultural interaction impacts on cultures and societies.
  • Understand that people move between places and how this has consequences for the people and the places.
  • Understand how economic decisions impact on people, communities, and nations.
  • Understand how people’s management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability.
  • Understand how the ideas and actions of people in the past have had a significant impact on people’s lives.
  • Understand how people seek and have sought economic growth through business, enterprise, and innovation.
  • Understand how people define and seek human rights.


Family TreeThis course is about you and where you come from! You will develop your own Mihi and learn to recite your Whakapapa. You will be asked to find out information regarding your parents, grandparents and so on... using your research skills to produce a family history with as many interesting details as possible!

TimelineYou will be working as a team to produce a time line from 1814 to 1995. In so doing you will learn about the Treaty of Waitangi and important dates. Self reflection and evaluation will take place at the end of the module.

In this unit we will conduct an enquiry into the life of an influential Christian who lived within the last 500 years. Our enquiry will demonstrates our understanding of how the ideas and actions of people in the past have had a significant impact on people’s lives.


In this unit you will briefly compare and contrast a selection of careers from the past that lead people to leave their homelands and come to New Zealand. We will compare those past careers with present day careers and examine their impact on our society. Finally we will explore what what these careers might look like in the future. We will share our findings with one another via a short sharp presentations at the end of the unit.

In this unit you will research and select two possible career pathways to help inform your subject choices for year 11.

In this unit we we will look at the story of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), an island in the  southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Deforested and desolate, Rapa Nui's most notable inhabitants are giant statues that stare out into the distant ocean.

Count me is is all about population movements and what is involved in a Census.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, partly in response to the atrocities of World War II. This unit looks at the 30 articles of the declaration and how they are outworked in our world today.