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Engadine High School

Engadine High School

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Human society and its environment

A bit about HSIE

The HSIE faculty is a dynamic, committed and fun learning environment which aims to provide a stimulating and challenging environment that develops connected active global citizens, who possess not only an understanding of the world in which they live, but can also recognise how past events have helped shaped today’s society.

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. 


History at Engadine involves the study of people, culture, societies and environments in different places and times.


The aim of the Geography curriculum is to produce students who are active global citizens, equipped to assess current world issues, make informed decisions and act accordingly.

Society & Culture

The course addresses the realities of students coping with living in and understanding a changing world. It offers a creative combination of subject matter and skills, with a mandatory intercultural dimension.

Business Studies

Business studies allows students to gain an understanding of business practice and operations that will assist them should they wish to enter into this field following their schooling.

Legal Studies

Legal Studies provides students with an insight into the operations of the court and legal system and how they impact upon society and the individuals.

International Studies

International Studies equips students with an undertaking of cultural differences and similarities across the global community.

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.