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Human society and its environment

In human society and its environment (HSIE), the subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10, where students study specific historical and geographical concepts and skills. 

In HSIE, students explore varied subjects in human society and its environment to learn about history, geography, people, societies and culture.

Students also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects.

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. 

Environmental committee

The Tuggerah Public School environment committee was formed in 2009. The committee consists of 2 enthusiastic student represenatives from each class in years 4, 5 and 6. The environment group is led by teacher Erin Wilshire.

The group meets once a week to discuss and implement ways in which our school can become more environmentally sustainable. Projects the students have worked on recently include composting of fruit scraps, a worm farm, a vegetable garden, a rubbish monitoring program and recycling plastic drink bottles and milk cartons.

The students receive support from a number of organisations including Wyong Shire Council. Wyong Shire Council co-ordinates various environmental initiatives for school students in the area such as water watch excursions, distribution of environmental newsletters and awards and prize incentives for positive participation in programs that help our environment.