Career Planning 1

Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences is the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. Humanities and Social Sciences has a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and considers opportunities and challenges for the future.

In the Western Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area comprises four subjects: Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History. By studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question; think critically; make decisions based on evidence; devise proposals for actions; and communicate effectively.

Thinking about, reflecting on, and responding to issues requires an understanding of the key historical, geographical, political, legal, economic, business and societal factors involved, and how these different factors interrelate.

The Humanities and Social Sciences subjects provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop a broad understanding of the world in which we live and how people can participate as active and informed citizens in the 21st century.

Additional Upper School Subjects include: Philosophy and Ethics, Accounting and Finance, Ancient History and Business Studies

Our Staff

HASS Staff - Head of Learning

David Filmer

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Head of Learning

Leanne Rushforth

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Second in Charge
Secondary Position
Generalist - Lower school

Leeana Manifis-Gott

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Second in Charge
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Geography teacher

HASS Staff - Geography & History

Alice Wells

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History teacher

Helena Steadman

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History teacher

Samantha Shead

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History teacher

Estella O'Brien

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History teacher

Kate Barker

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History teacher

Bree Carter

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History teacher

Ria Peet

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Geography teacher
Secondary Position
History teacher

HASS Staff - Ancient History

James Casey

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Ancient History teacher
Secondary Position
Philosophy teacher

Jasmine Day

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Ancient History teacher

Deb Fraser

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Ancient History teacher

HASS Staff - Economics, Accounting & Finance

Jock Capobianco

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Economics teacher

Rebecca Hawkins

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Economics teacher

Rebecca Killeen

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Economics teacher
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Business teacher

Victoria Lacey

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Accounting & Finance teacher

HASS Staff - Philosophy and Ethics

Brendan Counsel

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Philosophy and Ethics teacher

HASS Staff - Politics

Anne Uhlrich

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Politics teacher

Michael O'Brien

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Politics teacher
Secondary Position
History teacher

Callum Conduit

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Politics teacher

HASS Staff - Generalist HASS

Sandra Hunt

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Generalist - Lower school teacher

Humanities and Social Sciences courses

Lower school

Lower school subjects include::

Senior school

Senior school subjects include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History - Ancient
  • History - Modern
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Politics and Law