Humanities and Social Sciences

At Geraldton Senior High School, the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty (HaSS) is the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic, and political contexts. It focuses ​on the understanding of how the world works ​and thus, is a crucial aspect of contemporary education. In HaSS, learning has an historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and considers opportunities and challenges for the future. By studying HaSS, students will develop the ability to question; think critically; make decisions based on evidence; devise proposals for actions; and communicate effectively in multi-cultural contexts. We are committed to being culturally responsive and improving educational outcomes to our Aboriginal students and communities.

The HaSS subjects provide students with the knowledge, skills (ICT) and communicative proficiency 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. 

The successes and achievements by both students and staff of the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty at Geraldton SHS are both impressive and well documented- national & state competitions; local and interstate camps; excursions. The faculty has a close working relationship with a variety of external agencies and contributes significantly to the academic standard of the school, school promotion, and student engagement and enrichment opportunities.  Encouragement for all students is at the heart of the HaSS faculty. We are available at any time to offer extra support to students and our free time is regularly consumed in supporting students learning. Our success lies in building positive relationships with students and together we “Inspire, Educate, Empower”.