Community and Family Studies
Community and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary course drawing upon selected components of family studies, sociology, developmental psychology and students' general life experiences. This course focuses on skills in resource management that enable people to function effectively in their everyday lives, in families and communities. Community and Family Studies develops students' knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to effective decision-making leading to confidence and competence in solving practical problems in the management of everyday living.
Community and Family Studies provides opportunities for students to explore and form positive attitudes about themselves and others; to develop an understanding of their relationships within their families and other groups; to learn to work cooperatively and to appreciate the importance of effective communication. Research is an integral component of this subject. Students are required to develop and utilise research skills in planning, collecting, recording, interpreting, analysing and presenting as they employ various research methodologies to complete an Independent Research Project (IRP).
This is an ATAR based theoretical subject. Homework is issued in the form of students refining their examination technique and study skills, in addition to tasks which complement class activities. Students will also be required to spend time at home completing assessment tasks, this includes the IRP.
Exploring Early Childhood
Exploring Early Childhood course gives students an overview of development and related issues within an early childhood context. It provides the opportunity to consider a range of issues in relation to the individual student, their family and the community. Children and childhood are examined from a multidisciplinary perspective and students have opportunities to link theory and practice.
Exploring Early Childhood is a Board Endorsed Course and therefore does not contribute towards an ATAR. It is a theoretical subject, with opportunities such as a reality baby and guest speakers provided to enhance the learning of students. Homework is issued in the form of tasks to complement in class activities.
Exploring Early Childhood students with the Reality Baby
Students will develop knowledge and understanding about factors that influence food availability and selection, the structure of the Australian Food Industry, production, processing and consumption practices, the nature of food and human nutrition and an appreciation of the importance of food to health and its impact on society. Skills will be developed in researching, analysing and communicating food issues, food preparation, and the design, implementation and evaluation of solutions to food situations.
This is an ATAR based subject, comprised of both theoretical and practical tasks. Homework is issued in the form of students refining their examination technique and study skills, in addition to tasks which complement class activities.
- Enclosed fully leather shoes
- Tea Towel
- Oven Mitt
- Apron (provided by faculty)
Hospitality – Commercial Cookery (VET)
This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a range of skills and knowledge suitable for employment in a hospitality environment and to provide pathways to university and other tertiary studies. The course is based on units of competency, which have been developed by the hospitality industry to describe competencies, skills and knowledge needed by workers in the industry. Students complete mandatory work placement as part of the course, which provide them with the opportunity to refine their skills and gain valuable employment experience within the industry.
This is an ATAR based subject, comprised of both theoretical and practical tasks. Homework is issued in the form of students refining their examination technique and study skills, in addition to tasks which complement class activities. It is a requirement of the course that students purchase and wear a Chefs uniform, these are organised for purchase by the school at the beginning of the Preliminary course.
- Chefs Uniform
- Enclosed fully leather shoes
- Tea Towel
- Oven Mitt
Textiles and Design
Textiles and Designprovides a curriculum structure that reflects the important role that textiles play in society. Students investigate the science and technology of textiles, gain a greater understanding of the significance of different cultures and their specific use of textile materials, have the opportunity to explore advances in technology, current issues facing the industry and employment opportunities.
Students develop an understanding that textiles in industry, small business and in leisure activities has an emphasis on project work and students emulate this through the designing, planning and manufacturing of a Major Textiles Project.
This is an ATAR based subject, predominantly practical based, with theoretical components. Although given the opportunity to work on their practical tasks at school, it is an expectation of the course that students work on the construction of their practical designs and portfolios at home as part of their homework. Students are also required to supply the materials for the construction of their practical designs.
Students hard at work in Textiles and Design