Humanities provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of Australian society and the societies of other countries and cultures in our region. It is concerned with the interaction of people with local and global environments; now, in the future and in the past. The study of humanities aims to assist students in developing the knowledge and attitudes required to live as respectful, informed and considered future citizens.
Careers for people with a Humanities background include:
Lawyer, Meteorologist, Town Planner, Event Organiser, Travel Agent, Magazine Editor, Blogger, Journalist, Defence Forces, Linguist, Interpreter….
What do we do?
In the new Victorian Curriculum F–10, the Humanities includes Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History. Opportunities for students to learn about world views and religions arise at all levels. In VCE we offer Legal Studies, Accounting, History and Business Management. Responding effectively to environmental, social and economic challenges requires young people to be creative, innovative, enterprising and adaptable, with the motivation, confidence and skills to use critical and creative thinking purposefully. These skills are actively taught throughout our curriculum.
What are some of the areas that we explore in Humanities?
February: Students meet Law Reform Commission representative
March: GG8 students to meet the Maremmas of Middle Island
April: Law Institute talks in Warrnambool
July: Visit to Barwon Prison
Also… Lavender manufacturing venture, visits to Melbourne, Flagstaff Hill
Focus on Our TAP Lavender Farm
The Timboon Lavender Farm began back in 2013 when the soil was turned and the fencing erected. Students in a middle school commerce elective planted approximately 600 plants including ‘Riverina Alan’, ‘Pacific Blue’ and ‘Avice Hill’. Three years later we have harvested, dried and distilled a crop. Commerce students have processed, packaged, marketed and sold lavender oils, lavender water, ‘smelly bags’ and body lotion. The Science department has also used our oil to produce a beautiful soap.