Food & Nutrition

An industry based pathway course, this will develop and build the skills that are used in the food service industry.

Home Economics

In Home Economics, students develop an understanding of the factors that influence the well-being of individuals and families within the home and community and of the actions people take to enhance and sustain those environments.

Food & Nutrition

In the context of food and nutrition, students evaluate current issues and theories of nutrition, identify and reflect on factors that influence people’s choices and behaviours and use this knowledge to make informed decisions. Through the processes of selecting, preparing, cooking, and serving food, students develop their creativity and experience a sense of accomplishment. At the same time, they develop personal and interpersonal understandings and skills that contribute to well-being.

Food & Nutrition Year 7

An introduction to the language, symbols and texts used within Food and Nutrition; Personal Hygiene in the Kitchen; Preparing food using healthy choices and food presentation.

Food & Nutrition Year 8

Further development of the language, symbols and texts used with Food & Nutrition; food safety in the kitchen; preparing food using healthy choices and food presentation.

Food & Nutrition Year 9

Healthy Heart - looking at healthy eating to provide skills to prevent lifestyle diseases; a brief review of the language, symbols and texts, and procedures used within Home Economics; food safety and hygiene in Food and Nutrition - an application to the wider community.

Food & Nutrition Year 10

Comprising of three periods a week and chosen as an option, with regular practical applications, usually each week. A review of the language, symbols and texts and procedures used with in Home Economics – an application to the wider community; R U Ready to get Thru - personal hygiene and food safety application to a disaster situation; Mission On - a study of nutrients needed for a healthy teenager; A Picture of Health - a look at what factors affect our health and how these are linked to our food choices; Celebration time - developing and trying a collection of recipes for special occasions. 2016 will see the opportunity to link with the Sports Academy and the topics taught will be linked to sports nutrition. Please see Mrs Huntleigh-Smith if you are interested in the Sports Nutrition aspect.

Year 11 Food and Nutrition NCEA Level 1

This course meets the requirements for NCEA Level 1, offering credits via Achievement and Unit Standards, using both internal and external methods of assessment. This course covers topics such as food hygiene and saftey, human nutrition, meal planning and evaluating nutritional information with regard to making food choices. In 2016 students can opt for a sports nutrition bias. Students are expected to enter for the full course. There is one external examination paper which enables students to achieve course endorsement. This course leads on to Y12 Hospitality and catering and/or Y12 Food and Nutrition. Prerequisite: None, but preferably Y9 and Y10 Home Economics.

Year 12 Food and Nutrition NCEA Level 2

This course will offer credits in Home Economics Achievement Standards using both internal and external methods of assessment. Topics will include investigating nutrition, nutritional issues and the relationship between health, well-being and food choices. In 2016 students can opt for a sports nutrition bias. This subject offers credits towards UE literacy.

Year 13 Food and Nutrition NCEA Level 3

This course will offer credits in Home Economics Achievements Standards. Topics include investigating nutrition for specific health issue and how multinational food corporations influence our eating habits. In 2016 students can opt for a sports nutrition bias. This is an approved subject for University Entrance and offers credits towards UE literacy.

Year 11, 12 & 13 Edu-Caterer NCEA Level 1,2 & 3

Would you like to work in the hospitality industry? Would you like to learn new skills that would lead to being able to work in a café or restaurant? Would you like to help with the setting up and running of a café or restaurant? Then this is the course for you. An industry based pathway course, this will develop and build the skills that are used in the food service industry. This course is open to any student from Years 11-13, prior knowledge is not needed but a love of food and food preparation is important. Standards will be chosen to meet the learning needs of each student. 

Hospitality & Catering

Year 11 Hospitality & Catering NCEA Level 1

This course meets the requirements for NCEA Level 1 credits via Unit Standards, using internal methods of assessment. This course covers topics such as food hygiene and saftey, knife skills, meat, fruit and vegetable, eggs and cheese cookery and mocktail making. This course leads to Y12 Hospitality and catering. This is a vocational pathways subject.

Year 12 Hospitality & Catering NCEA Level 2

This course meets the requirements for NCEA Level 2. Students will be assessed by Unit Standards. The course is based around the acquisition of knowledge relating to the preparation, cooking and service of food for the catering and hospitality industry. The first semester focuses on coffee appreciation and includes learning how to prepare and serve espresso coffees at a commercial level, food safety, knife skills, grilling and salad making, all in a commercial kitchen. There are no external examinations. This is a vocational pathways subject.

Year 13 Hospitality & Catering NCEA Level 3

This course meets the requirements for NCEA Level 3. Students will be assessed by Unit Standards. The course is based around the acquisition of knowledge relating to the preparation, cooking and service of food for the catering and hospitality industry. Topics can include food safety for a food and business, research into culniary terms and methods, and nutrition for the catering industry. Standards chosen can be personalised to students learning needs. There are no external examinations. This is a vocational pathways subject.

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