Home Economics

The central focus of Home Economics is the well-being of individuals and their families in their everyday living.  It addresses issues such as health, food, sustainability, consumerism, sewing/textiles, child care and development. Home Economics allows students to enhance their skills in both their home and work environments.

 

As a faculty we are very passionate about our subject area and strive to promote Home Economics through the range of subjects we offer from Years 8-12. We designed our programs based on the Australian Curriculum to engage our students and provided them with knowledge and skills they can use both in and outside of the classroom setting. At Loxton High School our faculty areas consist of two domestic kitchens (each with 11 work stations) and one sewing room. All three work areas are well maintained, with modern facilities and equipment. We have endeavoured to promote technology by incorporating it through our teaching pedagogies and the equipment students utilise on a continuous basis.

 

Home Economics is a compulsory subject for all Year 8 students at Loxton High School. From Year 9 onwards, Home Economics is an elective subject.

Subjects Offered in Home Economics:

Year level

Subjects Offered

Duration

 

8

Year 8 Home Economics

Semester

Compulsory

9

Year 9 Home Economics

Semester

Elective

10

Food Specialisation

Creative Textiles

Semester

Semester

Elective

Elective

11

Child Studies

Food and Hospitality

Independent Living

Semester

Semester

Semester

Elective

Elective

Elective

12

Child Studies

Food and Hospitality

Full Year

Full Year

Elective

Elective