Food and Materials - Home Economics & Hospitality


Home Economics Year 7 Food Technology

Students will learn about making healthy food choices. They will gain knowledge about a balanced diet, reading food labels, identifying hidden sugars in processed foods and the risks of developing diet related disease through unhealthy food choices. Practical cooking experiences will enable students to prepare basic dishes using various techniques, equipment and ingredients.

Home Economics Year 8 Textiles

Students will develop skills in design and practical sewing techniques, including hand and machine sewing. They will have opportunities to experiment and express creative ideas through practical projects while investigating various uses for textiles. Students will consider whether materials originate from plant, animal or synthetic sources and identify functional properties of various materials.

Home Economics Years 9 and 10 Food Technology and Textiles (two terms of each subject per year)

Students will extend their knowledge and abilities in connection with textiles and food technology by:

· Examining sustainable issues and concerns around food and textiles

· Creating dishes using seasonal and local ingredients, practicing progressively more challenging techniques

· Increased freedom to express creativity while designing and producing products in both food and textiles

· Developing skills in designing, planning and evaluating their work

Studying Hospitality will provide students with an introductory overview of the hospitality industry, including:


·         career paths within the hospitality industry

·         workplace health and safety

·         safe food handling and hygienic practices

·         effective teamwork and communication skills


Practical lessons will see students develop culinary skills while producing dishes and beverages for school functions. ​


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