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

Chris Doohan

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Head of Learning
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Leeana Manifis-Gott

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Second in Charge - Year 9 & 10
Secondary Position
Geography teacher
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Leanne Rushforth

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Second in Charge - 7 & 8
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HASS teacher
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HASS Staff - Economics, Accounting & Finance

Sheila Egan

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Accounting, Finance and Certificate in Business teacher
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Rebecca Killeen

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Economics teacher
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Victoria Lacey

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Accounting and Finance teacher
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Certificate in Business teacher
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Justin Searle

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Economics teacher
Secondary Position
Business Management and Enterprise teacher
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HASS Staff - Geography

Larissa Kool

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HASS Generalist teacher
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Leeana Manifis-Gott

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Second in Charge - Year 9 & 10
Secondary Position
Geography teacher
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Ria Peet Mihevc

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Geography teacher
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HASS Staff - History - Ancient

James Casey

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Philosophy and Ethics teacher
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HASS Staff - History - Modern

Estella O'Brien

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History teacher
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Kate Barker

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History teacher
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Samantha Shead

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History teacher
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HASS Staff - Philosophy and Ethics

James Casey

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Philosophy and Ethics teacher
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Brendan Counsel

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Philosophy and Ethics teacher
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Rob Dodd

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Philosophy and Ethics teacher
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HASS Staff - Politics

Bree Carter

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Politics teacher

Callum Conduit

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Politics teacher
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Adele Cornelius

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Politics teacher
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HASS Staff - Business Management and Enterprise - General

Doug O'Halloran

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Business Management and Enterprise teacher
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Justin Searle

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Economics teacher
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Business Management and Enterprise teacher
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HASS Staff - Certificate II, III and IV in Business

Sheila Egan

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Accounting, Finance and Certificate in Business teacher
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Victoria Lacey

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Accounting and Finance teacher
Secondary Position
Certificate in Business teacher
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HASS Staff - HASS Generalist

Sandra Horner

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HASS Generalist teacher
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Sacha Howarth

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HASS Generalist teacher
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Larissa Kool

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HASS Generalist teacher
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Douglas O'Halloran

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HASS Generalist teacher
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Leanne Rushforth

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Second in Charge - 7 & 8
Secondary Position
HASS teacher
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Benjamin Sauer

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HASS Generalist teacher
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Samantha Shead

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History teacher
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Jonathan Sherman

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HASS Generalist teacher
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Alice Wells

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HASS Generalist teacher
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Humanities and Social Sciences courses

Lower school

Lower school subjects include:

  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Modern History
  • History - Ancient (elective)
  • History - Modern (elective)
  • Philosophy and Ethics (elective)
  • Business Management and Enterprise (elective)
Senior school

Senior school subjects include:

  • ATAR Accounting and Finance
  • ATAR Economics
  • ATAR Geography
  • ATAR History - Ancient
  • ATAR History - Modern
  • ATAR Philosophy and Ethics
  • ATAR Politics and Law
  • ATAR Business Management and Enterprise
  • Business Management and Enterprise (General)
  • Certificate II and III in Business