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Human society and its environment

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.

Welcome to the HSIE Department. If we were to summarise our mission as a faculty it would be to encourage students to embrace the outside in all its forms, critically analyse the opinions of others and them formulate their own opinions and positions. 

Students are faced with a wide and varied range of information, some of which is contradictory, and their success in life will in large part be determined by their ability to process and critically analyse this minefield and come to a position which is reasoned and their own. All subjects in our faculty encourage this outcome.

The HSIE Faculty is always available to discuss any issues that a student or parent may have.

Courses offered:

Stage 4 & 5





 Stage 6


Business Studies

Legal Studies

Ancient History

Modern History



HSIE Teachers at Belmore Boys' High School:

Ms E.  Powell 

Ms S. Hamdan

Ms M Mitri

Ms H. Mccarthy

Ms N. Mikhael

Mrs H. Kabalan

Mr P. Gallico