This course introduces students to Textiles and Food Technology. Students will enjoy practical lessons in which they will develop important skills and knowledge using the Technology Process. Textiles activities include the making of a re-usable shopping bag from an old t-shirt and an apron to be used in food preparation lessons. Food Technology explores the art of making tasty, nutritious snacks and light meals whilst gaining an understanding of nutrition and looking after oneself.
Building on the foundation of skills and knowledge gained in the Year 7 course, students will explore a greater depth of nutritional understanding, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Using the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and the Australian Dietary Guidelines, students will explore meal planning for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and foods for entertaining.
Café Barista Course 9TCB1
This is a set course preparing students for gaining employment beyond school. With Denmark’s abundant cafes and high tourist trade over the holiday season, why not seek out a part time job that will utilise the knowledge and skills you learn in this course. This course will give you the advantage.
Students will learn to use and care for a commercial espresso machine, to prepare a range of coffees and to be competent in serving these appropriately. Customer service, hygiene, safety, dress standards, designing menus, and meeting the needs of specific clientele are all covered
Food Adventures 9TFA
This course has involved students getting back to the basics of producing food for a variety of situations. Students select all of their own recipes given specific task criteria. The range of tasks include; using specialised kitchen equipment; using specialised food preparation skills; using specialised food ingredients; and exploring specific health issues.
Food Science Frenzy 9TFF2
This course gets back to basics and creates ‘real food’ from fresh ingredients. Students will learn the science behind the nature of foods, and the principles underlying food processing and cooking. Some of the food experiences covered include bread making, cheese making, filleting a fish, making their own sausages, curry pastes, gnocchi, pasta, puff pastry, cakes, biscuits and ice-cream. This food course takes a closer look at foods we eat and the impact they have on our health and wellbeing. Being sustainable consumers and shopping ethically also an emphasis in topics discussed in this course of which include palm oil production now the primary cause of permanent rainforest loss, the high cost of animal production, child labour and chocolate production, genetic engineering of our crops, packaging of foods etc.
Creating with Textiles – 9TT2
In this course, students will choose from a range of projects where there is a focus on creativity and recycling so there are no materials required other than what we can gather to recycle. We transform a range of coloured t-shirts into rag bowls and mats, create fabric collage designs, create new fabrics with dissolvable materials, have fun with ice dying and turn denim jeans into projects that are inspirational.
Gourmet Traveller 10TGT
In this course students explore a range of cultures of their own choice. Students select and modify their own recipes given specific criteria including budget constraints, time available, degree of difficulty, catering for food issues, intolerances and individual tastes to produce adventurous meals from 6 chosen countries.
My Restaurant Rules 10TSF2
This is a high level course for those interested in a career in the food industry or for those that just love food. This course will develop more specialised skills involving a range of courses in the formal restaurant menu. Students select and modify their own recipes given specific criteria including budget constraints, time available, degree of difficulty, catering for food issues, intolerances and individual tastes.
Creating With Textiles 10TTF & 10TTF2
In this course, students will choose from a range of projects and experiment with techniques and materials to produce items that interest them. This caters for beginners and more experienced sewers and not all projects involve the sewing machine. There is a focus on creativity and recycling and sewing with a sustainable purpose. Fabric printing and dyeing, mixed media projects including the use of photos, machine embroidery, use of weaving and knitting looms, creating jewellery and toy making are some of the projects on offer. For students who wish to make their own clothes, there is scope for learning how to use a commercial pattern and more complex sewing machine skills.