Human Society and Its' Environment

At St. Joseph's school, Human Society and Its Environment is seen not merely as a subject that is taught, but as a way of developing an awareness of the importance of a fulfilled life. As in all other Key Learning Areas taught at St. Joseph's, the Human Society and Its Environment has a religious dimension. 'The various school subjects do not present only knowledge to be attained, but also values to be acquired and truths to be discovered.' (The Catholic School, p.39) from Treasures New and Old p.25.


At St. Joseph's we aim to develop a positive attitude towards Human Society and Its Environment, to support and enhance a fulfilling lifestyle. Encouragement is also given to individuals to explore and develop their skills in challenging and interesting units. The aim of the Human Society and Its Environment curriculum is to develop good understanding of units studied, an increasing level of skills in research and an appreciation of the values of this curriculum area.

Click here to read the HSIE policy.