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
Years 11 & 12
Ancient History Life Skills
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.