In human society and its environment (HSIE), students explore varied subjects in human society and its environment to learn about history, geography, people, societies and culture.
In HSIE the subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10, where students study specific historical and geographical concepts and skills. 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.
Stage 1 went back in time when they visited the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery. To support their learning in History, Stage 1 students visited the museum which showcases old cottages, a general store, a blacksmith and a school house, complete with ink pens. Students were able to wear olden…
Students in 5V have spent the term investigating and researching a range of Biomes. They have learnt about the flora and fauna that can be found in each Biome, as well as possible threats each environment is at risk of. Students were given the task to create their own model…
In learning about the Original Inhabitants of Australia, 3N designed and constructed their own model shelters. In pairs, students explored the school grounds for natural resources that would help them build their shelters. Upon returning to class, they collaborated, communicated and engaged in critical and creative processes. This task also…
Forty year 6 students travelled to St Johns Park High School for a taste of high school.