Social Sciences

Year 9 and Year 10

Social inquiries (Yr 9 - Global Challenge and Year 10 - Contested issue).

Students frame their own inquiry, manage themselves through its stages and plan a social action. Agency and flexibility allow room to extend oneself with teacher encouragement and support.

Assessment

Different mode/level of difficulty depending on format chosen to communicate understanding in three of four assessments: research; perspectives; extended written response.

Topics/units

Teachers extend more able students in class when able to during the course of topic delivery.

Google Classroom delivered extension activities/materials 

Contact Tim Overton (tim.overton@hvhs.school.nz) for further information.

Year 11, Year 12, and Year 13

Scholarship (Contact for information registering an interest included). 

Accounting: lucy.chave@hvhs.school.nz 

Classical Studies: robyn.lantsbery@hvhs.school.nz

History: tim.overton@hvhs.school.nz

Geography: stephen.gibson@hvhs.school.nz

Economics: aru.vythilingam@hvhs.school.nz

All subjects listed offer weekly lunch and/or after school scholarship programmes to able Year 12 and 13 students. University lecturer visits or scholarship sessions at a University campus are offered subject to availability e.g. History. 


Young Enterprise Scheme

Students are able to work to their ability with others on creating an enterprise (business) of their own. This is offered through senior Business Studies.

http://youngenterprise.org.nz/

Contact: jim.woodland@hvhs.school.nz  


Auckland University Economics Quiz

Students able to work to their ability with others on creating an enterprise (business) of their own. This is offered through senior Business Studies. 

NZ Economics Competition

Contact: aru.vythilingam@hvhs.school.nz


Monetary Policy Challenge (Reserve Bank of NZ)

An annual voluntary challenge able senior economics students are encouraged to take part in as a team. 

Monetary Policy Challenge

Contact: aru.vythilingam@hvhs.school.nz


Treasury Challenge

An annual voluntary challenge for able Yr 12 and 13 students are encouraged to take part in as a team.

Treasury Schools Challenge 

Contact: aru.vythilingam@hvhs.school.nz


Victoria University visit (Geography).

Annual Geography based challenges and course information for tertiary level study.

Contact: stephen.gibson@hvhs.school.nz

 

Matua Whenua Competition/Olympiad (Geography).

National Competition for Year 11 students. Possibility of representing New Zealand overseas. 

Contact: stephen.gibson@hvhs.school.nz

 

Visiting Victoria University lecturer visit (History).

An opt in for students to extend them on a major topic in Level 3 NCEA - Nazi-Antisemitism and the Holocaust. Subject to availability of lecturer each year. 

Contact: tim.overton@hvhs.school.nz