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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. 

Human Society and Its Environment is the learning area where children develop their skills and knowledge of cultural studies, Australian studies and environmental education.  In cultural studies they find out about themselves, their relationships with other people and culture from around the world.  The Australian studies component allows children to investigate Australian physical, social and cultural environments both past and present so that they can reflect on the future directions for the Australian society.

Student's work HSIE

Stage 3 erosion experiment

More photos in the Stage 3 erosion experiment gallery.

1S building an igloo

More photos in the 1S building an igloo gallery.