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Home Economics and Art

Mr Andrew Warrell

Head of Department​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Art Department Program  

8/9 Junior Art

Junior Art aims to foster an understanding of the role of Art in our own culture and environment as well as in other cultures – past, present and future. Year 9 and 10 Art encourages the development of:
  • Creative expression
  • Visual literacy
  • Technical skills
  • Knowledge of artists, art movements, past and present cultures, historical perspectives and contexts

10 TVA -  Visual Art (Taster)

Visual art is a powerful and pervasive means of communication. The aim of the Junior Visual Art Taster is to provide students with the opportunity to experience the content and practical exercises associated with the Year 11 Visual Art course. Students completing the taster should develop the means to represent their ideas, thoughts, feelings and observations of the world in visual formats. Year 10 JVA encourages further development of:
  • Creative expression
  • Making skills - visual literacy and application
  • Appraising skills
  • Knowledge of artists, art movements, cultures (past, present and future), historical perspectives and contexts.

10 TVP - Visual Arts in Practice

Visual art is a powerful and pervasive means of communication. The aim of the Visual Arts in Practice Taster is to provide students with the opportunity to experience the content and practical exercises associated with Year 11 Visual Arts in Practice. Students completing the taster should develop the means to represent their ideas, thoughts, feelings and observations of the world in visual formats. Year 10 TVP encourages further development of:
  • Creative expression
  • Technical skills
  • Visual literacy

11/12 Visual Art

In Senior Visual Art students define and solve visual problems by using visual language and making skills. Making processes involve selecting, exploring, manipulating and exploiting materials, techniques and processes in particular media areas (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics) to communicate meanings.

11/12 Visual Arts in Practice 

Visual Arts in Practice can be taken as a subject in its own right; however it is also complementary to Senior Visual Art. Students studying Visual Arts in Practice develop skills in the practical application of Art and Craft to real life situations. For example, students may take an old piece of furniture and, using creative paint and fabric decoration techniques, give the furniture a ‘new lease on life’, or they may create wearable art. In Visual Arts in Practice there is also an emphasis on collaborative and cooperative work practices and community arts. Assessment for Visual Arts in Practice is based on practical work with a single assignment task each year. Visual Arts in Practice is an Authority Registered subject and does not contribute to an OP score. This is a useful subject for student apprentices and trainees.

Faculty Directory - Art

 

Hayley Harman

Year 9 Art, Year 10 Art, Year 11 Visual Art

Bianca Prestipino

Year 8 Art

Andrew Warrell

​​Year 9 Art, Year 12 Visual Art

Tracey Winmill

​​Visual Art (8, 10), Visual Arts In Practice (12)​

Home Economics Department Program

8 Home Economics

This subject focuses on providing a general introduction to the study of Foods and Textiles.  These units are designed to provide students with an introductory knowledge and skills necessary to achieve success in the Home Economics Units related to Foods and Textiles Study in the Middle School.

9/10 Food Studies

Studies in Food Design aim to develop in students’ knowledge and skills associated with food selection and preparation that are health promoting. It offers the opportunity to design and encourage creativity in food selection and production.
 

9/10 Textiles & Food Studies

Studies in Textiles Design and Foods aim to develop in students knowledge and skills in the areas of foods and textiles that are necessary for everyday living.  Both areas offer the opportunity to design and encourage creativity in selection and production of items.

10 Taster: Home Economics (two units will be studied)

Unit 1 - Designing with Food

This unit aims to make students aware of the short and long term function of food.  It enables students to be responsible for their own health by gaining knowledge and understanding relating to healthy and nutritious eating.  Students develop the skills required to prepare a healthy meal without spending a lot of money.

Unit 2 - Skills for Creating Textile Products

This unit aims at making students aware of a range of options when working with textiles.  It allows students to appreciate the characteristics and potential of materials.  Focusing on the nature and techniques associated with materials, student's individual creativity is encouraged.  Skills such as these can be used for both personal and economic well-being.

10 Taster: Hospitality

Studies in this subject aim to provide students with the opportunity to experience knowledge and skills required in the hospitality industry.  The student will become adept at some of the techniques, procedures and terminology necessary for successful food preparation, presentation and service.  Students will acquire a greater understanding of the hospitality industry.
 

11/12 Home Economics

Senior Home Economics has a unique place in the school curriculum in that it focuses on the well-being of individuals and families in everyday activities.  In all cultural contexts, people need to have food, textiles and shelter as well as satisfactory ways of meeting social, emotional, physical, financial and intellectual aspects of well-being.
 

11/12 Certificate l in Hospitality

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who participate in a range of routine and predictable hospitality work activities.
 

11/12 Certificate ll in Hospitality  

This qualification aims to provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities related to employment within the hospitality industry.

Faculty Directory - Home Economics

Sandra Feldman

Year 8 Home Economics, Year 9 Textiles & Food Studies, Year 10 Textiles & Food Studies, Year 12 Home Economics

Amanda MacNellie

Year 9 Food Studies, Year 10 Food Studies, Year 11 Certificate II Hospitality, Year 12 Certificate II Hospitality

Jocelyn Mitchell

Year 8 Home Economics, Year 9 Food Studies, Year 10 Food Studies, Year 12 Certificate II Hospitality