Children Family and the Community: Caring for Kids

The Year 10 Childcare course gives the students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of all the domains of child development.  A highlight of this course are the regular visits to a local childcare centre where the students have the opportunity to interact with young children who attend the centre.  The students are given the opportunity to prepare activities to promote the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of the children at the childcare centre. 

Students will also gain an understanding of contemporary issues in childcare including exposure to the media, the use of technology and discipline and behaviour issues.  They also look at feeding fussy eaters and make a variety of nutritious foods suitable for toddlers.

Prerequisites: Nil, although having completed Year 9 Childcare would be advantageous.

Pathways: Year 11 Children, Family and the Community General and Children, Family and the Community ATAR

Food Science and Technology: Cafe Culture

The Year 10 Cafe Culture course gives the students an insight into Cafe life, and how a Cafe operates. Students will enhance their food preparation skills by producing a range of food and drinks you generally see served in a Cafe as well as ‘on trend foods’. Students will also gain an understanding on how mass production of products may impact the environment. In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to use a commercial coffee machine to prepare and present a range of popular coffees.

Prerequisites: Nil

Pathways: Year 11 Certificate II in Hospitality and Year 11 Food Science and Technology (General)

Food Science and Technology: Multicultural Foods & Beyond

The year 10 food course focuses on our multicultural heritage and students will prepare and cook a variety of diverse dishes from a range of countries.  Students will also develop an understanding of cooking methods, safe food hygiene, knife skills and food presentation.  Students will be given the opportunity to use the technology process to research, develop and produce a recipe from a chosen country using the skills they have been developing.  They will also learn about the impact of their food choices on the environment.

Prerequisites: Nil

Pathways: Year 11 Certificate II in Hospitality and Year 11 Food Science and Technology (General)

Textiles: Fabulous Fashion

The Year 10 Textiles course gives the students an opportunity to further develop their sewing skills using a traditional sewing machine, and will also introduce them to the overlocker which will enhance the finish of their projects.

Students will have the opportunity to learn how to use commercial patterns to complete a variety of projects and will be guided on fabric selection and construction details to complete textile articles to a professional standard.

Prerequisites: Nil, although having completed Year 9 Textiles would be advantageous.