Social Science

The social sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. Contexts are drawn from the past, present, and future and from places within and beyond New Zealand.

Social Science

Junior Social Science caters to our next wave of Geographers, Social Scientists and activists! Studying how people interact with each other and the Environment gives our students a problem based approach to creating solutions for the demands of our ever changing world and society.

Lorin, Lia, Dinah and a couple of really senior students.

Senior History

History at OHS develops confident writers, sound researchers and knowledgeable students. Starting with an in-depth study of Parihaka, Black Civil Rights at level One, leads into an aspect of WWI or WWII at Level Two, the Holocaust and the dropping of the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Level Three History links all three year levels; as we study the First Taranaki War, Korean Comfort Women and the formation of Israel and Palestine.

Senior Geography

Geography at OHS develops excellent researchers with a passion for the Environment, combined with sound skills in mapping and data analysis.