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Homebush Boys High School

Homebush Boys High School

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Human society and its environment

Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE)

In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Students learn specific historical and geographical concepts and skills in history and geography. They 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. 

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.

This faculty has a tradition of excellence in the teaching of the Humanities to the students of Homebush Boys High School and our students consistently achieve in the top bands in their HSC. The Faculty offers a broad curriculum for students in Year 7 to Year 12. The HSIE teaching staff are involved in many whole school activities such as: student leadership, student welfare, state representative sport, environment projects, student extension programs and a broad range of school social, cultural and school development projects.

HSIE Teachers at Homebush Boys High School

  • Ms C. Papavramidis (Head of Faculty)
  • Ms L. Budanovic
  • Ms M. Coutinho (Yr 12 YA)
  • Mr P. Innasi
  • Ms A. Kallinikou
  • Mr E. Kisso (2IC, Yr 10 YA)
  • Mr H. Mahmood
  • Mr P. Morales
  • Ms L. Symonds
  • Ms S. Wilcox

Subjects currently taught

Year of study Subject
Mandatory Geography
8 Mandatory History
9 Mandatory Geography
10 Mandatory History
9 - 10 Elective History
9 - 10 Elective Geography
9 - 10 Commerce
11 - 12 Ancient History
11 - 12 Modern History
11 - 12 Legal Studies
11 - 12 Business Studies
11 - 12 Economics
11 - 12 Geography
11 - 12 Studies of Religion
11 - 12 Certificate III Business Services (VET)
12 Extension History