The Aorere College Social Sciences Department offers a range of subjects for students. Social Studies is a compulsory Year 9 and 10 subject for all students. At Year 11, students can choose any two of the following options Geography, History or Social Studies along with other option choices offered in other departments. At Year 12 and 13, students have a further option of Classical Studies and Tourism.

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      Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 10, 2016 is: objurgation • \ahb-jer-GAY-shun\  • noun: a harsh rebuke Examples:"I had early formed my opinion of him; and, in spite of Miss Murray's objurgations, was fully convinced that he was a man of strong sense, firm faith, and ardent piety, but thoughtful and stern." — Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey, 1847 "It always amazes me to sit at a sporting event and hear members of the audience shout objurgations at a pro player who has just dropped a ball or made some other error." — R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The New York Sun, 25 Apr. 2003 Did you know?Objurgation traces to the Latin objurgare ("to scold or blame"), which was formed from ob- ("against") and jurgare ("to quarrel" or, literally, "to take to law"—in other words, "to bring a lawsuit"). Jur- in Latin means "law," and there are several English words related to objurgation that have leg...

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