West Wallsend High School

We learn for life

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Human society and its environment

Ms Jo-Anne Bailey

Head Teacher (rel.)

connection to a place and a time is powerful - we are starting to learn that we don't own the land, the land owns us

Faculty Goals

  • citizenship: subjects are underpinned by the theme of developing active citizenship: inspiring students to become informed, to want make a difference and enabling them with the necessary skills
  • knowledge of society, environment, sustainability and appropriate actions
  • developing skills in research, critical thinking, effective communication, making informed decisions and taking appropriate actions
  • inspiration for our students to become the best version of themselves, to be both interested and interesting, and to make a difference for the better


Stage 4: Y7 & Y8



Stage 5: Y9 & Y10




Stage 6: Y11 & Y12

Aboriginal Studies

Ancient History

Modern History

Business Studies


Legal Studies

Society and Culture



NAM Bus Visit (Year 10)

Medieval Day Experience (Year 7)

Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney excursion (Legal Studies)

Jewish Museum Excursion (Modern History)

Bake and Shake Initiative (Commerce)

Luna Park, Sydney (Commerce)

Singleton Military Museum (Year 9)

University of Sydney / Nicholson Museum of Antiquities (Ancient History)

Archaeology in the Rocks (Ancient History)




Staff Members

Ms Bailey Head Teacher (rel.)

Mr Muir 2ic, Year Advisor (Year 10)

Mr Dorahy

Ms Gibson

Ms Smit

Mrs Daddo




In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.