The Home Economics syllabus has a direct relevance to students, providing them with knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for managing their present and future lives, for further/ higher education and work.
For over 18 years, the learning experiences in Home Economics at CBC have prepared our students for a consumer-oriented society and provide a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in Food, Textiles, Science, Health & Wellness, Design, Social studies and Tourism.
Through Home Economics, we aim to develop our students lifeskills of:
The subject is an applied subject combining theory with practice. One example of this is the focus on food, which provides students with a wealth of knowledge on the impact of diet, nutrition and eating habits and allows them to apply health messages in a practical and independent way, which benefits their physical and mental health in adulthood.
The subject is concerned with the management of resources (material and human) to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and economic needs of individuals and families. The study of home economics emphasises the interdependent relationships that exist between individuals, families and their immediate and distant environments.
This website provides information about subject syllabi at Junior/ Senior cycle, blogs nutrition, consumer and society related articles of interest, and, most importantly acts as testament to our students (past & present), and to the work they accomplish from year to year.
Mr. B. Dooley, Home Economics teacher
Get ready for the "sourdough september challenge"
Sourdough is a name for a mixture (dough or batter) of water and cereal flour containing a culture of naturally occurring yeasts and lactic acid bacteria. It is often also used to name breads and pancakes made using such a culture.
Most of us can make a traditional Irish Soda bread. Learning about sourdough will add to your skillset in the kitchen, providing for new & interesting bread-making once you've learned how to make your initial 'starter'. Visit 'Real Bread Ireland' to get your starter recipe and more.
Are you ready to start Sourdough bread-making?
seasonal foods & recipes
food, health & wellness festivals: august/ september
make #not wasting a way of life
Ever Consider using a FOOD WASTE CALCULATOR?
mary berry on importance of home economics in the curriculum
Mary Berry said that compulsory lessons in Home Economics for all students would help provide them "with a basic understanding of what we’re eating and tackle the increasing concern of obesity".
Mary Berry added, "When everybody leaves school, whether boys or girls, what do they have to do in the home? Produce a meal. And if they haven’t been taught to do it, the possibilities for their future are too frightening even to consider.”
meet ireland's 'lambassador' - mark moriarty promotes this versatile meat for tastyeasylamb.ie
INTRODUCING OUR CHAMPION OF LAMB, FOR WHOM LAMB IS EITHER A SOURCE OF RECIPE INSPIRATION… OR QUITE SIMPLY A WAY OF LIFE!
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