Ingleburn High School

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Geography: Study the earth, its origins, the environment, and people.

Tackling the big issues impacting mankind – from climate change to natural disasters, to resource management and sustainability. 

History: Exploring the variety of human experience.

Encountering other times and other cultures helps us understand change and see the world from different perspectives.


“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” - Marcus Garvey

“The study of geography is about more than memorising places on a map. Its about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures. And in the end, its about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together” - Barack Obama


The HSIE faculty at Ingleburn High School is a dynamic faculty with many unique and interesting disciplines to choose from, many of which overlap and intertwine.

As a faculty we aim to develop students who are:

·        Actively informed and critically aware

·        Socially responsible and empathetic

·        Creative and curious


  • Studying history helps us understand the origins of the modern world and helps uncover forgotten people, civilisations, and their paths. The study of history encompasses every aspect of human life in the past.
  • Through studying Geography our students investigate the past, measure the present, and predict the future.
  • As historians’ and geographers’ our students develop the valuable skill of being able to critically analyse and evaluate an array of evidence to real world problems and solutions.
  • All of the above feed into a range of our senior subjects on offer from the Social Sciences to the Humanities.

Courses Offered

Stage 4: (Year 7 & 8)

    •    History Mandatory

    •    Geography Mandatory

Stage 5: (Year 9 & 10)

    •    History Mandatory

    •    Geography Mandatory

    •    Commerce

    •    Elective History

    •    International Studies

    •    Matters of the Mind

    •    Work Education

Stage 6: (Year 11 & 12)

    •    Ancient History

    •    Business Studies

    •    Business Services (VET)


    •    Geography

    •    Legal Studies

    •    Modern History

    •    Retail Services (VET)

    •    Society and Culture

    •    Work Studies


  • As part of both junior (7-10) and senior Geography students undertake mandatory fieldwork – some sites students have visited in the past include: Sydney Centennial Parklands, Vivid Sydney, Kosciusko National Park, Jenolan Caves, Barangaroo Sydney, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium.
  • As part of Year 10 History students visit the Sydney Jewish Museum as part of the Holocaust depth study.
  • As part of the Work Education course – students undertake mandatory work placement in a setting outside of school and also undertake work placement in the Kid’s Canteen.
  • Senior VET courses also include a mandatory work placement component. 


    Ms Kara Hamilton - Head Teacher

    Mr M. Davies

    Ms S. Awad

    Mr A. Barwell

    Mr L. Burgin

    Ms M. Chuna

    Mr H. Schofield

    Mr C. Soukvilay