Within the key learning area of Human Society and its
Environment (HSIE) students develop knowledge, skills and values concerning people and their physical and social environment. There is a focus on the historical, the contemporary and the future of the world and its people.
Each discipline provides a powerful context to enhance key competencies including the investigation, interpretation and communication of information and ideas. The acquisition of higher-order critical thinking and analysis skills required for further education and for life in the workforce is encouraged. The content presented is inclusive of all learners.
The disciplines within this area are divided between the HSIE(A) and the HSIE(B) faculties at St Patrick’s College, Strathfield.
HSIE (A) Courses
HSIE (B) Courses
The subjects in this key learning area promote the development of values and attitudes with a particular focus on the concepts of fairness, equity and justice in our society and a promotion of active citizenship. There is a strong awareness of, and commitment to, ethical and socially responsible behaviour.