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 in Years 7 to 10 (Stages 4 to 5).
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.
Human society and its environment faculty
The faculty mission statement: To produce active and informed citizens ready for the challenges of our global society and envrionment through engagement in a range of diverse curriculum.
The Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) faculty covers all subjects related to the humanities and Business/Commerce.
The HSIE faculty offers the following subjects:
Year 7 and 8
Year 9 and 10
Year 11 and 12
Studies of Religion
Extra curricula activities
Year 9 Geography Fieldwork – Tamworth significant landmarks
Year 10 Geography Fieldwork – Peel river catchment
Year 12 Geography – Stockton Sand Dunes and Newcastle excursion
Year 12 Geography Pyrmont excursion
Australian Geography Competition
Australian History Competition
Year 9 History Spirit of Anzac Exhibition excursion
Year 9 History War Memorial WW1 Source Box presentation
ASX Sharemarket game
Essi Money game (Suncorp)
Year 9 Commerce Enterprise Activity – market garden
Year 9 Commerce Travel Agent guest speaker
UNSW Business Studies Competition
Business Studies Industry visit
UNSW Economics Competition
Year 12 Legal Studies Tamworth Court visit
Year 12 Legal Studies Police Liaison guest speaker
UNE HSC Study Day for Business Studies, Economics and Legal Studies