In the humanities, students become more aware of the diverse range of people, cultures, nationalities and religions that make up their own school, community and broader society. They develop a basic understanding of how our democracy and where laws and rules fit. They describe symbals and explain events of special significance to their background, their community and Australian life in general; such as Anzac Day.

Students learn about Australia: it’s history, geography, economy, government, traditions and cultures. They also learn about other countries throughout the world.

By the end of Primary school students:

  • understand the importance of freedom of speech
  • understand how Australia became a nation
  • use atlases and street directories to describe locations of places
  • practise ways of caring for the environment
  • participate in community activities
  • learn about the need to be an informed consumer.