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Berry Public School

Berry Public School

Growing In Knowledge

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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. 

Plant propagation

For over 25 years our students have been working with volunteers and Landcare to learn about plant propagation in a specially designated area of the school. Over 100,000 plants have been planted or donated throughout the community. 

Kitchen garden 

Our kitchen garden program provides an outstanding opportunity for students to learn about growing and harvesting healthy food locally. Community volunteers work with students and teachers to maintain the garden and a compost system.

The produce from our kitchen garden is harvested for our canteen and excess produce is sold at our assemblies to raise funds to enhance the program.