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26/10/2017
Home Economics News
 
On Tuesday of this week, the yr12 Hospitality class cooked and prepared breakfast for invited guests from around Gladstone for the Industry Vocational Education and Training (VET) breakfast at the Toolooa Restaurant.
With the help of teachers, Jo Petersen and Janene Greenaway, the class put on a hearty spread of the usual breakfast delights such as bacon and eggs, chipolatas and waffles. This function makes up part of the yr12’s final assessment project for the year and caps off what has been a very successful year for our senior hospitality class. Throughout this project the class has had to promote the function, as well as test various methods of cooking and preparing the food. This has been a very valuable learning experience for the students and I am sure that the skills they have learnt throughout their time here at Toolooa will enable them to be very successful if they wish to choose careers in the hospitality industry in the future.
 
Meanwhile our yr11 students have also been planning and getting organised for their final project of the year titled ‘Lunch Express’. For this assessment the students will be cooking and preparing lunch for over 50 staff members next Tuesday. On the menu this year is lasagne rolls, vegetable stacks, chocolate mousse and vanilla éclairs. If past years are anything to go by I am sure this project will be a huge success and many of the staff will enjoy their cooked lunch.
 
In Early Childhood news we have just started a yr10 ECT class that is getting a taste of what senior Early Childhood is like. The students have been learning about the developmental stages of children as well as investigating the importance of play and socialising with other children. Also, today will be their first of 3 visits to Forest Springs Early Learning Centre where they get to interact with children in a childcare setting and find out if they want to pursue this learning pathway for yrs 11 and 12. Overall, it has been a very busy period for the Home Economics department with many assessments and excursions taking place, but with the help of our dedicated teachers I am sure it will be another successful term 4.
 
Chris Hill
HOD Home Economics