Narara Valley High School

For the Future

Telephone02 4329 3780

Emailnararavaly-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

HSIE

Acting Head Teacher: Carole Hansen

Teachers: Larry Cairns, Grant Hawke, Craig Crispin, Brock Carey, Amy Robinson, Sophie Spence and Wendy Wilson.

Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) is comprised of both History and Geography, which are mandatory subjects from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Students learn and apply their knowledge of specific historical and geographical concepts and skills. Further opportunities to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live is available through elective subjects across Years 7 to 10 (Stages 4 to 5).

There are numerous individual subjects which contribute to the key learning areas 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:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion.