In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
Students learn specific historical and geographical concepts and skills in history and geography. They 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.
In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:
Society and Culture.
Mr Todd Hopper, Head Teacher (Rel)
Ms Liz McCready
Mrs Gabby Yeomans
Ms Jacquie Liddell
Mr Ryan Innes
Ms Clair Wotton
Mrs Melanie Morgan
The faculty currently has senior students in Geography, Modern History, Ancient History, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Society and Culture.
A major priority within HSIE is the use of computer technology in the classroom. HSIE classes use interactive whiteboards, laptops and Canvas to tap into student's interest in future focused learning.
The faculty also offers numerous extra-curricular activities. Competitions include the National History competition and the WESSSTA and National Geographic competitions. Fieldwork excursions that generally run every year include Boomerang Park (Year 7 students), Sydney GATS excursion (Year 9) and Stockton Beach (Year 10). Year 8 history students also participate in a Medieval Incursion, Year 9 have a visit from WWI Living History and Year 10 students experience the NAMBUS.
The HSIE staff has experienced, passionate and dedicated teachers delivering our subjects.
We are committed to help all our students achieve their full potential and walk away from their time at school with a love and appreciation of our world, its people and its history.