Social Sciences at Royal Oak Intermediate
The New Zealand Curriculum describes the purpose Social Science as follows:
Through the social sciences, students develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to: better understand, participate in, and contribute to the local, national, and global communities in which they live and work; engage critically with societal issues; and evaluate the sustainability of alternative social, economic, political, and environmental practices.
Our Goal in the Class
Our goal at Royal Oak Intermediate is to ensure that students understand who they are, and how they fit into the world around them. We honour the Treaty of Waitangi and the bi-cultural foundation of Aotearoa, New Zealand, while exploring the multicultural nature of Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland and our school. Our learning focuses on conceptual understanding using an inquiry process to explore the past present and future with an emphasis of sparking interest and engagement that leads to more personalised inquiry.
In integrated inquiry, Royal Oak Intermediate students will develop and enhance inquiry skills through a variety of concepts incorporated across the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to inquire into these concepts, using skills and knowledge from all curriculum areas, which will lay a foundation for becoming responsible citizens and life-long learners.