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
Secondary Position
Senior Economics teacher

Leanne Rushforth

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Assistant HOLA - Year 7 & 8
Secondary Position
Generalist - Lower school

Leeana Manifis-Gott

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Assistant HOLA - Year 9 & 10
Secondary Position
Senior Geography teacher

HASS Staff - Modern History

Alice Wells

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Senior History teacher

Leeana Manifis-Gott

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Senior Geography teacher

Estella O'Brien

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History teacher

Ria Peet

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Geography teacher

Kate Barker

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History teacher

Helena Steadman

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History teacher

HASS Staff - Ancient History

James Casey

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Ancient History teacher

HASS Staff - Economics, Accounting & Finance

David Filmer

Position
Head of Learning
Secondary Position
Senior Economics teacher

George Grover

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Economics teacher
Secondary Position
Business teacher

Victoria Lacey

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Accounting & Finance teacher

Rebecca Killeen

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Economics teacher
Secondary Position
Business 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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Senior Politics teacher

Michael O'Brien

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Politics teacher

Bree Carter

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Politics teacher

Callum Conduit

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Politics teacher

HASS Staff - Generalist HASS

Leanne Rushforth

Position
Assistant HOLA - Year 7 & 8
Secondary Position
Generalist - Lower school

Sandra Hunt

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Generalist - Lower school teacher

Samantha Shead

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Generalist HASS teacher

Rebecca Hawkins

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Generalist HASS teacher

Justine Lee

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Generalist HASS teacher

Jane Moore

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Generalist HASS teacher

Robert Dodd

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Generalist HASS teacher

Kirsty Bilne

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Generalist HASS teacher

Humanities and Social Sciences courses

Lower school

Lower school subjects include:

  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Modern History
  • Ancient history (elective)
  • Modern history (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
  • Business Management and Enterprise (General)
  • Certificate II and III in Business