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Theone Ellas 02 9244 5772
HSIE Advisor K-6
Jennifer Curtis 02 9244 5463
HSIE Advisor 7-12
The Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) team at the Learning and Teaching Directorate (part of the NSW Public Schools Portfolio) has curriculum advisers to support primary and secondary HSIE teachers.
We provide curriculum and policy advice on matters relating to HSIE education in NSW public schools
We provide professional learning and development opportunities, and curriculum support, to networks and communities of schools on implementing NSW Board of Studies, Teacher and Educational Standards (NSW BOSTES) for HSIE teachers.
The HSIE team also provides advice and develops resources for schools, school education areas and professional associations to assist the effective implementation of syllabuses.
We undertake consultation processes with NSW DET teachers on Australian Curriculum documents, and NSW BOSTES syllabuses for the humanities and Social Science subjects described in the Melbourne Declaration.
The HSIE team also provides information and advice to the Department, Government and the community on education issues relating to subjects in the HSIE learning area, we manage HSIE system-wide initiatives and co-ordinate cross-sectoral and national programs that fall into the HSIE Key learning Area.
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