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FOOD STUDIES 10

Here is your chance to have fun while learning skills and knowledge you will use for a lifetime! Food Studies 10 is a course for Grade 9 and 10 students. This course provides the opportunity for you to have a wide range of experiences in basic food preparation. We will be cooking over 40 different recipes.  Examples include: Fresh Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Tortilla Chips, Apple Turnover, Caesar Salad, Quick and Easy Vegetable Soup, Pancakes with Bacon and Hot Cocoa, Macaroni and Cheese Casserole, Very Berry Ice Cream, Chicken Fajitas and many more.

In addition to the labs, students learn about:

  • elements of meal preparation
  • the relationship between eating practices and mental and physical well-being
  • food trends
  • simple and complex global food systems and how they affect food choices
  • the causes of and consequences of food contamination outbreaks
  • First Peoples food protocols

Upon successful completion of Food Studies 10 you will have acquired confidence in the kitchen, as well as a number of skills and techniques from which you, your family and friends will all benefit!

FOODS AND NUTRITION 11

Applied Skills or Fine Arts Credit

Foods and Nutrition 11 builds on what was learned in Foods and Nutrition 10. It provides the opportunity to learn techniques and develop a variety of skills while working with and becoming familiar with a wide range of food. You will cook almost every other day and make recipes such as: chocolate souffle, fritatta, apple and pumpkin pie, cinnamon buns, sourdough bread, soup, home-made pasta, cupcakes, tandoori chicken and paella. You will also participate in the annual gingerbread house competition! The importance of good nutrition for a healthy lifestyle will be stressed through discussions of current issues and research in nutrition. During a year of Foods 11 you will have a lot of fun, gain tons of knowledge and be a super cook by June! Don’t miss this opportunity!

FOODS AND NUTRITION 12

Applied Skills or Fine Arts Credit

Foods and Nutrition 12 is the most advanced foods course offered at the secondary school level. It builds on all the knowledge and expertise gained in previous courses. This course includes the designing and preparation of food and meals to meet a variety of situations. These could include food for yourself, a family, special diets, celebrations or special occasions. Throughout the year there will be many fun experiences and a lot of cooking! Examples of recipes include: ponderosa cake, eggs benedict, creme brulee, bagels, chicken pot pie, sushi, homemade ravioli, lemon meringue pie, chili, chicken souvlaki and ice cream. You will also participate in the annual gingerbread house competition. Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to be a fantastic cook!

TEXTILES 10

In this introductory course, students will learn basic sewing and pressing techniques, about the selection and care of natural and manufactured textiles, and how to use a variety of sewing equipment-including the serger. Textiles 10 starts with a series of skill-developing samples using time-saving techniques, which will be applied to sew 2 garments of your choice: PJ bottoms, skirts, t-shirts, simple dresses, or shorts. Students will also have the opportunity to explore textile crafts (crocheting, needle felting, and/or cross-stitching) and upcycling.

TEXTILES 11 (Level I or Level II)

Level I: Open to grade 11 or 12 students with little or no previous sewing experience.

Level II: Open to grade 10 or 11 students who have successfully completed Textiles 10.

Level I:  In this introductory course students will learn basic sewing and pressing techniques, about the selection and care of natural and manufactured textiles, and how to use a variety of sewing equipment-including the serger. Textiles 10 starts with a series of skill-developing samples using time-saving techniques, which will be applied to sew 2 garments of your choice: PJ bottoms, skirts, t-shirts, simple dresses, or shorts. Students will also have the opportunity to explore textile crafts (crocheting, needle felting, and/or cross-stitching) and upcycling.

Level II:  In this intermediate course students will have the opportunity to work with more challenging fabrics and sewing techniques.  Students will sew three garments of their choice with increased difficulty such as swimwear, activewear, or formal/career wear.  Students will also have the opportunity to explore knitting, quilting, and/or making soft toys.

TEXTILES 12

Open to Grade 12 students.  Textiles 11 – Level II highly recommended.

Open to students in grade 11 who have completed Textiles Level II.

This is an advanced course in sewing and tailoring.  Students will sew three garments one of which must be a fully lined jacket or coat.  This garment will allow students to apply tailoring techniques to give clothes the extra fit, shape, and stability they need, as well as the opportunity to use difficult fabrics like wool or velvet.  Specialty seam finishes, and detailing such as embroidery, beading, piping, and will also be explored.

FASHION DESIGN 11

Prerequisite:  Textiles 10 or Textiles 11 highly recommended.

Open to students in Grade 11 or 12 with or without sewing experience.

Open to students in Grade 10 who have successfully completed Textiles 10.

Fashion Design is an introduction to the knowledge and development of skills necessary for the Canadian apparel industry, which is gaining importance in the world market.  The main objective of the course will be the creation of a Fashion Design Portfolio - an entrance requirement to many post-secondary schools.  In completing this Portfolio, students will become familiar with current fashion trends, local designers, the principles of design, complete fashion illustrations, and sew three different garments suited to their level of ability.

FASHION DESIGN 12

Open to grade 12 students.  Fashion Design 11 highly recommended.

Open to students in Grade 11 who have successfully completed Fashion Design 11.

Students will further develop their Fashion Design Portfolio, started in Fashion Design 11A, in preparation for the interview process of applying to a Fashion Design school of their choice.  In addition, students will experience the entire process of clothing production from illustration to pattern drafting to sewing.

FAMILY STUDIES 11

Are you interested in Psychology? Are you curious about the relationships in your life and why people do the things they do? If yes, then this is the course for you! Family Studies 11 covers many different topics within the field of Psychology such as: social groups, attitudes, conformity, personality types, the brain and mental illness, wellness, stress management, relationships, and communication. You will also learn to use your critical thinking skills as we examine different theories and research. Discussions, debates, and projects such as ‘the baby project’ will help you to explore peoples’ behaviour and help to further your personal growth.