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Home Economics

Home economics is an interdisciplinary field of study, having as its focus the wellbeing of people in everyday living in households and families. It covers knowledge and skills in food health and nutrition, and textiles technology.
Year 7 and 8
Food and Nutrition Units – Super Snacks & Food for Life
Focuses on providing students with an opportunity to explore how their health and eating choices are interrelated and interdependent. Students examine food labels and learn how to analyse and compare food products. Practical cookery skills are developed by learning how to use a range of utensils and preparation techniques.



Textile and Design Units –
Funky Designs & It’s in the Bag
Focuses on developing skills needed to construct, shape, manipulate and decorate
textiles in various ways to produce unique products. Students learn sewing skills, dyeing techniques and various ways to decorate textile items including using a ScanNCut machine that can scan hand-drawn or printed designs and cut them out in fabric, these designs can then be appliqued or transfer on to textile products.  


Textile and Design Sewing Club
Students interested in learning additional skills in textiles and producing fashion items can  join the club which is held once a week during lunch time. Here students learn how to interpret and use commercial patterns and further develop their sewing skills. 




Hospitality Junior Summit Program

The Hospitality Junior Summit Program is run several times throughout each semester. It is a specialized program for upper primary school students who have a strong interest in commercial cookery.  At the end of the year students prepare a luncheon for parents and invited guests demonstrating the preparation and cookery techniques they have learnt throughout the year.

Community Health
Consumer Scientist
Home Economics/Hospitality Teacher
Food Stylist/Photographer
Health Promotion
Fashion Designer
Advertising/Marketing of Fashion/Food
Head of Department
Karen Withnall Kate Watson