Narara Valley High School

For the Future

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Head Teacher: Carla Debenham

Teachers: Brock Carey, Andrew Stofberg, Amy Robinson, Sophie Spence, Michelle Pierce, Madison Wright and Larry Cairns.

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

History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that helps to explain how people, events and forces from the past have shaped our world. Students investigate the actions, motives and lifestyles of people over time, from individuals and family members, to local communities, expanding to national and world history contexts.

Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. It is a rich and complex discipline that integrates knowledge from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to build a holistic understanding of the world.

Some of the exciting experiences that we have on offer to our students who study HSIE include:

  • World War 1 Site Study
  • Geographical Fieldwork
  • Guest Speakers
  • Content Focused Excursions

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
  • Work Studies