Social Sciences

The Nayland College Social Sciences programme is built on the interests of our students and the wide range of experiences our nationally recognised teachers bring.

We offer a range of exciting subjects in the senior school including Tourism, Sociology, Geography and History.

In years 9 and 10 students explore human rights, careers, culture, economics, migration, government, treaties and sustainability. A real strength is the passion and commitment our teachers have for their specialist subjects and for literacy.

We like to shake things up, stimulate new thinking and create change in the world.

In social studies, we enable students to take part in society by thinking critically about different ways of living, giving to their communities and being responsible young adults.

In the senior school we get our students out of the classroom and into their world. We take field trips to Kaikoura, the West Coast (Denniston and Stockton mines), Queenstown, the Gold Coast and Abel Tasman, as well as Tahunanui, Cable Bay and The Glen.

We get involved in the issues that affect Nelson. We support The Foodbank, the 40 Hour Famine and other community groups by taking social action and through the use of authentic inquiry learning. All our learning focuses on remembering knowledge, demonstrating understanding, inquiring and applying these skills.

For more information contact Glenn Cheyne ([email protected]).