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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. 

Human society and its environment is the largest faculty at Menai High School encompassing a diverse range of subjects and offering many opportunities for extra curricular activities.

Our subjects 

  • History 
  • Geography 
  • Commerce 
  • Studies of the ancient and modern worlds 
  • Society and culture 
  • Ancient history 
  • Economics
  • Studies of religion 
  • Legal studies 
  • Senior geography 
  • Business studies 
  • Modern history 
  • History extension.

War stories 

Year 9 history students have produced an anthology of stories on the recollections of local residents who lived through World War II. The book 'war stories' is the product of a co-ordinated project between our school and Menai community services.

View War stories (PDF 2701KB)