Rutherford Technology High School

Respect Responsibility Commitment

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The HSIE staff at Rutherford Technology High School are passionate advocates for high quality, differentiated and future focussed learning.

Staff in the HSIC Faculty are always willing to talk about students achievement:

Mr Sasha Lenskyj (Head Teacher)

Mr Tristan Chapman 

Ms Natasha Craig (M, Tu, Th & F)

Ms Fiona Harris

Mr Michael Heitmeyer 

Mrs Shanelle Heitmeyer (Tu-F)

Mr Matthew Hill 

Mr Nathan Loveridge

Mr Kurt Schwab

Ms Genevieve Scott

Ms Charlotte Smith-Hughes

Ms Terri Vollmer

Mr Shaunn Walker 


In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Students learn specific historical and geographical concepts and skills in history and geography. They also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects, such as Commerce and Elective History. 

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, including  critically and creatively.  

In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion.