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Home Economics

What is Junior Home Economics?
Yr 9 and 10 Home Economics is a course of study designed to develop knowledge and understanding, and practical skills related to nutrition, food preparation; textiles, craft and fashion. Students learn in a practical way how to think critically and creatively to make decisions about issues affecting individuals, families and society.

Course Content
Home Economics is a semester length course offered to year 9  & 10 students.  Home Economics  is offered in both semester one and two for year 9 and only for semester one in year 10.
The course is divided into two terms - one for Food and Nutrition and the other for
Creative Textiles.

Year 9
Food and Nutrition Unit
Students study the evolution of the Australian cuisine and expand their knowledge and experiences of the foods eaten in Australian as a result of the various migrant groups which make up our communities. They explore current issues which impact on the health of individuals and groups, and develop strategies to improve their wellbeing.
Creative Textile Unit
Students develop and understanding of textile decoration and construction methods and the role textiles play within communities. Students will increase their knowledge and understanding of fabric properties and construction techniques. Practical activities include dyeing and embellishments techniques to produce textile items. ( Personal or household item, satchel, laptop bag, cushion cover, organiser).
Year 10
Food Technology Unit
This unit investigates new products, current trends and changing technologies in food and food preparation equipment. Students study how these are influencing consumer’s lifestyles, food selection and meal preparation. Weekly practical cookery lessons focus on preparation of meals that reflect these products, trends and technologies.
Marketing and Textiles unit
This unit continues to develop student’s skills by learning how to select and
manipulate fabric to produce a fashion item. Students continue to explore creative embellishment techniques using the sewing machine. Students gain an awareness of how textiles and fashion are used to promote/market social trends, environmental and ethical considerations within our communities. Practical activities include embellishment techniques and the development of skills to produce a fashion item eg. Dress, skirt, top
Special features
Additional costs to be covered by student:
Approx $15 p/w  for Ingredients for weekly take home cookery.
Approx $20 for textile fabric and notions required for textile project
Senior subjects

Health and Wellbeing
Cert II Hospitality
Cert II Kitchen operations
Tertiary subjects
Cert III commercial cookery
Diploma Hospitality
Degree in Teaching
Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
Cert III in Health and fitness


Personal trainer
Nutritionist and Dietitian
Flight attendant
Food Stylist
Food Technologist
Fashion and Design consultant


​Pam O'Sullivan ​Patty Riley
Sandy Sheavils


Janine Sheldon

 Teacher- Aide