All students are required to study Australian Geography in Year 9 and 10.
The aim of Geography is to stimulate students' enjoyment of, and interest in, the interaction of physical and human environments. Students achieve this as they develop knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes which enable them to engage in the community as informed and active citizens.
Geography includes the learning of a set of common skills (such as the ability to intepret and use topographic maps, synoptic charts and population pyramids) and also equips students with the basic skills that are important in many careers.
Geography also goes beyond simple understanding and offers explanations for many issues that confront us such as global warming, climate change, deforestation, desertification, access to fresh water, pollution and land use.
In Australian Geography, students will investigate Australia's physical environments, changing Australian communities, issues in Australian environments and Australia in its regional and global contexts.
Australian Geography requires students to undertake local excursions investigating the natural and built environments.
Students will improve their writing, reading and speaking skills as well as improve their general knowledge and ability to better understand the world in which we live.