Children, Family and the Community
Caring for Children
This subject provides an introduction to the world of children and their day to day needs. Students briefly study the areas of
- Child development
- Effective interaction with children
- Current family and health issues
Students will make items for young children, have interaction with babies and toddlers, and prepare suitable food items for children.
Years 11 and 12
Children, Family and the Community 1 and 2
Units 1C, D and 2A and B are available for study in the Home Economics Department. The 2A/B course is an examinable subject in Year 12. The content of these courses focuses on four main areas
- Living and working together – child growth and development
- Getting more out of life – understanding families
- Building on relationships – future trends in family structures and child rearing
- My Place in the World – learning from practical experience with toddlers and pre-schoolers
Examination of developmental theories will extend students' understandings of human growth and development. Students will also examine support services available.