Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) is one of the key learning areas at Treendale Primary School. As outlined in the WA curriculum, all students study History and Geography. Civics and Citizenship is introduced in Year 3 and Business and Economics is studied by students in Years 5 and 6. Students are also taught skills including questioning and researching, analysing, evaluating and communicating.
HASS is integrated into literacy lessons as students research and reflect on themes and topics relating to the world around them. Knowledge is shared in a variety of ways, including through the use of technology.
Harmony Day has been an annual event at Treendale since the school opened. Students rotate through a series of activities focused on different countries. These activities build a sense of curiosity and respect for people, places and cultures from around the globe. Families are also invited to the school to enjoy lunch with their children and participate in the day.
Treendale’s first NAIDOC celebration was held in 2021. Local Indigenous families and organisations ran a variety of art, cooking and sport activities for students so they could learn about Noongar culture. The day was aimed at celebrating the history and achievement of Aboriginal people and culminated with an assembly to thank guests and recognise students who showed outstanding cultural awareness and respect.