HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY
At Whitford Catholic Primary School History and Geography are provided by a specialist teacher in a dedicated HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) room.
We apply targeted relevance as we draw on the wealth of knowledge and reminiscences of members of our school community, many of whom attended our school in the early years.
We make use of local resources within the Joondalup/Wanneroo area to bring History alive and enhance its relevance.
We embrace times of celebration and commemoration and marvel at the diversity of cultures we bring to the classroom.
We are curious about our place in the world and the journey of exploration.
We are proud of our links to the Mercy sisters and their contribution to the history of settlement in Western Australia.
We are committed to exploring the experience of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and most importantly the impact of settlement on the Noongar Nation.
We are inspired by the stories of migration within our own families and the contributions that they have brought to the development of Australia.
“The Australian Curriculum for the Humanities and Social Sciences plays an important role in harnessing students’ curiosity and imagination about the world they live in and empowers them to actively shape their lives; make reflective, informed decisions; value their belonging in a diverse and dynamic society; and positively contribute locally, nationally, regionally and globally.
The Humanities and Social Sciences, which encompasses the knowledge and understandings of history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business, gives students a deep understanding of the world they live in from a range of perspectives, past and present, and encourages them to develop an appreciation and respect for social, cultural and religious diversity.”
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) (2010 to present). Rationale. Retrieved May 7, 2020, from https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/humanities-and-social-sciences/hass/rationale/