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Human society and its environment

In human society and its environment (HSIE), the subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10, where students study specific historical and geographical concepts and skills. 

In HSIE, students explore varied subjects in human society and its environment to learn about history, geography, people, societies and culture.

Students also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects.

A large number of individual subjects make up the key learning area of HSIE in which students:

  • research, gather and analyse information
  • question and make judgements
  • write for a variety of purposes. 

Students can choose from a range of HSIE courses as electives. These include:

Years 9 & 10

  • Commerce
  • Forensic Archaeology

Years 11 & 12

  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History Life Skills
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Modern History Life Skills

The HSIE Faculty in 2019 consists of the following staff:

Mr Andrew Barnes – Head Teacher HSIE (relieving) -  

Mr Alex Barraza

Ms Maria Fillis (M, Th, F) 

Mr David Jackel - Year 11 Adviser

Miss Melissa Jones 

Ms Elle Proops

Mr Andrew Rogers - Year 9 Adviser

Mr Giovanni Valentino

Mr Ranald Weir - Head Teacher Wellbeing (relieving)/SRC

 

JUNIOR PATTERN OF STUDY 2019

Year 7 will study the stage 4 Geography course across the whole year.

Year 8 will study the stage 4 History course across the whole year.

Year 9 will study the stage 5 Geography course across the whole year.

Year 10 will study the stage 5 History course across the whole year.