What is HSIE?
The HSIE (Human Society and Its Environment) faculty has the very important task of introducing students to humanities, civics and citizenship, the arts and social education. These aspects of education are important in a school such as Winmalee High to ensure balance in the whole school curriculum.
In Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8) Year 7 study the Geography course for one year. In Year 8, students spend the year exploring History. In Stage 5, (Years 9 & 10) students study one semester of History and one semester of Geography per year. Elective History and Commerce are offered to all students to study for Stage 5 as one of their Stage 5 elective courses.
What does learning look like in HSIE?
To prepare for university, careers, and citizenship, it is not enough to master academic content. Students also need to acquire a set of skills that will last for a lifetime. To be able to solve problems in our complex, fast-changing world, students must become nimble, creative thinkers who can work well with others. HSIE classrooms cater for 21st Century learners through the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology), collaborative learning, and critical thinking as well as ethical and intercultural understanding. Students studying HSIE subjects experience a range of teaching and learning strategies designed to meet the needs of all learning styles.