The Social Sciences Department at Hurunui College aims to meet the needs of all students by providing an engaging and relevant curriculum, examining concepts that are applicable for 21st century learners.
From Year 1-7 Social Studies is taught as part of an integrated topic. At Year 9 and 10 it is a core subject, for four periods per week. Social Studies aims to enable students to participate in a changing society as young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students develop the essential skills common to all Curricula through the processes of inquiry, values exploration, key competencies and social decision making. Learning takes place using a variety of resources both in and out of the classroom. At Year 11-13 the students can choose to take Geography and/or History