Stage 6 HSIE

Course Description:

Business activity is a feature of everyone’s life. As consumers and producers, employees, employers or self-employed, savers and investors, and as importers and exporters, people throughout the world engage in a web of business activities to design, produce, market, deliver and support a range of goods and services.

 

Business Studies at Orange Christian School is distinctive in that it encompasses the theoretical, practical and management aspects of business in Christian contexts which students will be able to transfer into real life experiences. Conceptually, it offers Christian focus areas and perspective’s ranging from how to plan a small business to the broader roles of management, finance, employment relations, marketing and the impact of the global business environment. Through the incorporation of Christian perspective’s and contemporary business theories and practices the source provides rigour and depth and lays an excellent Christian foundation for students in further tertiary studies or in future employment.

 

Business Studies fosters intellectual, social and moral development by assisting students to think critically about the role of business and business institutions and their ethical responsibilities to society. In line with the philosophical standpoint of Orange Christian School, students are encouraged throughout the course to view business with the framework of a Christian worldview. To understand the implications of the Christian’s ethical imperatives for our dealings as consumers and as we look toward involvement with business terms of employment or ownership.

Course Description:

Business activity is a feature of everyone’s life. As consumers and producers, employees, employers or self-employed, savers and investors, and as importers and exporters, people throughout the world engage in a web of business activities to design, produce, market, deliver and support a range of goods and services.

 

Business Studies at Orange Christian School is distinctive in that it encompasses the theoretical, practical and management aspects of business in Christian contexts which students will be able to transfer into real life experiences. Conceptually, it offers Christian focus areas and perspective’s ranging from how to plan a small business to the broader roles of management, finance, employment relations, marketing and the impact of the global business environment. Through the incorporation of Christian perspective’s and contemporary business theories and practices the source provides rigour and depth and lays an excellent Christian foundation for students in further tertiary studies or in future employment.

 

Business Studies fosters intellectual, social and moral development by assisting students to think critically about the role of business and business institutions and their ethical responsibilities to society. In line with the philosophical standpoint of Orange Christian School, students are encouraged throughout the course to view business with the framework of a Christian worldview. To understand the implications of the Christian’s ethical imperatives for our dealings as consumers and as we look toward involvement with business terms of employment or ownership.

Legal Studies is designed to help students to think Biblically and critically on the role of law and legal institutions in society. This is achieved through a review of selected legal rules, institutions and processes at the domestic and international level, an analysis of terminology and a focus on change, effectiveness, dispute resolution and justice. It allows students to question and evaluate the legal and democratic institutional structures within the domestic and international environment and to undertake a comparative analysis of other political and institutional structures. Legal Studies further fosters a respect for cultural diversity and promotes tolerance. Legal Studies allows us to evaluate the impact of Christianity on the Legal system and to discuss the difference between Justice and Law.

Legal Studies allows students to acquire skills in analysis, independent research and the development of coherent arguments. All of these help to prepare students for further education, training and employment. It allows for full and active participation as citizens by encouraging diverse opinions, open rational debate, respect for persons, equality before the law and involvement in democratic processes and structures.

Modern History is an inquiry into past human experience that helps make the present more intelligible. It is a key discipline through which students approach the world of words and ideas, the world of intelligent and literate discourse about the great issues that affect the common fate of humanity. It is also intrinsically interesting.

 

The study of Modern History at Orange Christian School has a distinctive role in the school curriculum as it challenges students to consider the great social, technological, economic, political and moral transformations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that have made their world what it is from a Christian perspective. It requires students to analyse the causes, progress and effects of these transformations and, finally to make judgments about them. Furthermore, Modern History is especially relevant to the lives of students, as the events and issues that form its content are, in many cases, still current.

 Modern History also contributes to the development of skill, such as problem solving, research, and analytical and critical thinking, that are of great importance in today's competitive workforce.

At Orange Christian School we study Ancient History from the perspective that history is a complex tapestry that reveals God’s plans. Each civilization rose and conquered at the foreordained times to accomplish more of God’s Plan (Daniel). Nothing occurs in history contrary to God’s will. Students are confronted by man’s efforts to distance themselves from God and how we then strive to worship other things in place of Him. Therefore by studying Ancient History students are provided with an overview of God’s power and purpose, it also allows them to look at our society critically and to realize that many aspects of today’s society have direct links with the past.

At Orange Christian School we study Ancient History from the perspective that history is a complex tapestry that reveals God’s plans. Each civilization rose and conquered at the foreordained times to accomplish more of God’s Plan (Daniel). Nothing occurs in history contrary to God’s will. Students are confronted by man’s efforts to distance themselves from God and how we then strive to worship other things in place of Him. Therefore by studying Ancient History students are provided with an overview of God’s power and purpose, it also allows them to look at our society critically and to realize that many aspects of today’s society have direct links with the past.