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
Turkey - what weight should I buy?
Wondering what weight of turkey to purchase for this Christmas - 'Agriaware' advises the following:
3Kg: 6-7 people
4Kg: 8-9 people
6Kg: 12-13 people
10Kg: 20 people
seasonal foods & recipes
new home economics kitchen gets active!
Neven Maguire recently said the above, and its simple message influences the Home Economics department's responsible approach in assisting our students to develop a keen interest in food from their initial introduction to the subject. This year, we began with a visit to our school garden, to taste the remainder of the tomatoes and carry out visual, smell and taste recognition of the herbs growing there. Then the focus turns to vegetables, their importance in the diet, and how to include them in every meal, yes, from breakfast to snacks and each meal in-between. Finally, each first year class selects a dish which allows them to explore all that they have learned and make, serve and evaluate it in practical class. Recipes selected are included below.
fourth year culinary explorations
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.”
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