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Byron Bay High School

Byron Bay High School

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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.

 

HSIE Teachers

Mr Stuart Galletly - Head Teacher

Mr Matcham Caine - Teacher

Mr Ritchie Duncan - Teacher and Head Teacher Welfare

Mr Warren Lee - Teacher

Ms Michelle Lowe - Teacher

Mr Kris Lyons - Teacher

Mrs Sally Miller - Teacher

Mr Drew Minton - Teacher

Ms Kellie Quigley - Teacher

Mr Brian Oxley - Teacher