The Home Economics Department offers a range of subjects across all year levels. In years 8 and 9 we offer the subject "Home Economics" which covers mostly cooking and sewing as well as a number of theory units based around design and nutrition. In senior school we offer Home Economics, Hospitality, Early Childhood and Cerificate 3 in Children Services.
The central focus of home economics is the wellbeing of people within their personal, family, community and work roles. Home economics encourages personal independence and effective living within wider society, and promotes preferred futures for self and others. Home economics is an interdisciplinary study drawing on the fields of nutrition, textiles and fashion, the built environment, human development, relationships and behaviour.
In home economics education, students become increasingly aware of the processes of growth and development and take increasing responsibility for their own growth and development. They make decisions and take actions to promote healthy eating and develop a sensitive approach to interpersonal relationships.
Hospitality is an area of study that provides students with a range of interpersonal skills with a general application in personal and working life, as well as with specific knowledge and skills related to employment within the industry.
The hospitality industry has become increasingly important in Australian society as a source of expanding employment opportunities. This study area is designed to provide an understanding of the role of the hospitality industry as well as the structure, scope and operation of related activities.
The primary focus of the early childhood field of study and industry is to promote the wellbeing of young children and a greater awareness of the importance of quality practices in the wider community. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to develop knowledge and understanding including human development, the needs and rights of children, the value of play, concepts of childhood, the role of parents, the importance of families, behaviour management, special needs, workplace health and safety, industry practice and expectations, and legislation and ethical issues.