Family Studies Department

Family Studies Teachers

Mrs. J. Martin (Head of Family Studies)

Ms. L. Panizza

Courses in the Family Studies Department

Food and Nutrition, Grade 9

Open HFN1OI

This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices.  Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food marketing strategies, and individual needs.  Students will explore the environmental impact of a variety of food choices at the local and global level.  This course provides students with many opportunities to develop food-preparation skills.  Students will participate in food challenges to gain more experience and confidence in the kitchen.  There is a food lab enhancement fee of $20.00.

Understanding Fashion, Grade 11

College Preparation HNC3C

This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will gain an understanding of theories related to fashion trends and of how culture, media, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors influence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. They will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principles of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to fashion. Students will plan and organize a Fashion Show at the school. There is a lab fee of $20.00 to cover expenses for advanced sewing projects.Prerequisite: None.

Raising Healthy Children

Open, HPC3OI

What kind of parent do you want to be? Find out more by using the Baby Simulators.  Learn about pregnancy, prenatal development, labour and delivery.  Study infant growth and development.  Develop attitudes and skills for effective parenting.  Learn ways to communicate and discipline younger children.  This is an excellent course for students interested in working with children someday.Prerequisite: None

Working with Infants and Young Children, Grade 11

College Preparation HPW3C

This course prepares students for occupations involving children from birth to six years of age. Students will study theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with young children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with infants and young children. Students will volunteer at the Early Years Centre as well as plan and organize a Toddler Day at the school. Prerequisite: None.

Hospitality, Grade 11

College Preparation, TFJ3CI

Students will acquire fundamental skills in food handling and preparation, health and safety standards, and the tools of the Hospitality trade.  Students will participate in opportunities to prepare food for special events and explore careers in the Hospitality and Tourism industries.  This course satisfies a graduation requirement (Group 3) and is a great course for a would-be-chef.  It is also an excellent course for Co-op culinary experience.  There is a lab fee of $20.00 to cover expenses for advanced cooking labs and a meal that students prepare for their “Iron Chef Competition”.HFN1OI or HFN2OI strongly recommended

Hospitality & Tourism Cooking Emphasis, Grade 12

Workplace, TFJ4EI

Students will advance their skills in food preparation and presentation, safe and secure practices, and use of equipment and tools.  Students will participate in opportunities to prepare food for special events and further explore careers in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries.  Students will have various opportunities for experiential learning through baking and culinary workshops.  This is an excellent course for Co-op culinary experience.  Students will have the opportunity to earn a Food Handler’s Certificate and Smart Serve Training.  There is a food lab enhancement fee of $20.00HFN1OI/2OI or TFJ3CI strongly recommended

Nutrition and Health, Grade 12

College Preparation HFA4C

This course focuses on the relationship between nutrition and health at different stages of life and on global issues related to food production. Students will investigate the role of nutrition in health and disease and assess strategies for promoting food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and refine their ability to use social science research and inquiry methods to investigate topics related to nutrition and health. There is a food lab enhancement fee of $20.00.

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

Nutrition and Health, Grade 12

University Preparation HFA4U/4CI

This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health. There is a food lab enhancement fee of $20.00.Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and World studies.

Families in Canada, Grade 12

University Preparation, HHS4U

This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. Hot Topics will be discussed during Family Forum Friday’s. Topics include; alcohol and drug Abuse, same-sex marriage, depression, arranged marriage and reproductive technology. Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

The World of Fashion, Grade 12

University/College Preparation HNB4M

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical influences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world. Students will plan and organize a fashion show at the school. Some previous sewing experience is expected.  There is a lab fee of $20.00 to cover expenses for advanced sewing projects.Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.