Home Economics at Fremont Elizabeth City High School
Home Economics at Fremont Elizabeth City High School places an emphasis on commitment to lifelong learning, health and nutrition. It is an integral aspect of a students’ educational experience. Home Economics is taught in Year 8 – 10, with both Food and Hospitality and Child Studies being offered at both Stage 1 and Stage 2. Students also have the opportunity to apply for a place in (VET courses)
Year 8 and 9 Students will:
· Experience success, participate and enjoy involvement in three areas:
Craft for year 8 and Technology for year 9.
Year 10 students will:
· Experience success, participate and enjoy involvement in two different subject offerings:
Food and Hospitality. This involves:
learning about food safety and food hygiene practices
refining food preparation and presentation skills
exploring the advantages and disadvantages of fresh vs pre-packaged foods
critically evaluating food on the basis of flavour and appearance
Home Economics. This course consists of two, nine week units where students:
learn how to use commercial patterns to make an article of their choosing
Investigate the impact of culture on modern day Australian cuisine.
· Explore contemporary views about food selection models and consider what it means to be well nourished and healthy.
· Theory work will aim to develop on and improve existing literacy skills, with a focus on the use of genre specific terminology.
Example of the YEAR 8 HE PROGRAM
INTRO TO SEWING
Students learn basic skills with the use of the Bernina Sewing Machine and successfully complete the construction of a denim pencil case.
INTRO TO KITCHEN
Students learn basic skills in the kitchen and experience practical sessions to cover use of the stove and other kitchen equipment. They are introduced to Food Selection Models and healthy eating.
Students engage in activities specifically designed to improve their fine motor skills. They complete an Assignment on Reuse, Recycle and Replenish.