Macquarie Fields High School

Loyalty, Sincerity, Generosity

Telephone02 9605 3111

Emailmacfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

History & Languages Faculty

 

Courses offered

We offer courses in the following areas:

Mandatory History

Years 7-10 
 
Languages

Japanese, German and French

Elective Courses Years 9-10

Elective History

Elective Languages

Japanese and French

International Studies

Stage 6 Subjects

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • Legal Studies
  • History Extension in Year 12 only.
  • Japanese Beginners and Continuers
  • 1 Unit Studies of Religion in Year 11 and Year 12.

Initiatives:

We also offer the following co-curricular activities :

  • Medieval Day
  • European Study Tour
  • Japan Study Tour
  • Australian War Memorial Excursion
  • Year 10 HSIE Snowy Camp
  • Auburn Japanese Botanical Garden Cherry Blossom Festival
  • ANZAC Day Service
  • Kirby Cup- Western Sydney University
  • Mock Trial (NSW Legal Studies Association)
  • Japanese Speaking Competition - (Japan Foundation)
  • Kashiwa International Relationship Association
  • Nan Tien Temple (Studies of Religion)
  • Sydney University Nicholson Museum excursion
  • Sydney Jewish Museum

Faculty Mission Statement

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows”  Sydney J Harris

The History and Languages faculty is dedicated to teaching young leaners how human societies change over time and explore the rich languages and cultures of the past and present. The courses we offer strive to place the present into context, to cultivate students' intellectual curiosity, and to raise aspirations. The faculty takes seriously its responsibility to teach critical thinking and communication skills at the same time as imparting knowledge necessary for students' development.

Ample opportunity exist for students to achieve their potential through a variety of extension and enrichment activities which have been incorporated into all teaching programs. Our faculty also has a strong focus on development of our students’ literacy, research and critical thinking skills.

Staff

Mr T. Neale (Head Teacher) Lead Teacher

Ms.S Bell Year 9 Adviser

Ms B.Er  Year 7 Adviser

Ms.C.Fong Year 10 Adviser

Mrs.S.Gibbs Year 12 Adviser

Ms A.Kensett   

Mr.A Kermali

Mrs. S. Vrountzos 

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