Health & Wellbeing
Mr Giles (PT)
Miss MacQueen Miss McIver
Miss Mathie Mrs Lowe
Physical education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.
They encounter a variety of practical learning experiences, including working on their own, with a partner and in small and large groups, and using small and large equipment and apparatus, both outdoors and indoors. Learning in, through and about physical education is enhanced by participating on a regular basis in a wide range of purposeful, challenging, progressive and enjoyable physical activities with choice built in for all learners.
Learners will develop their understanding of nutrition and a healthy diet. They will acquire knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices and understand how a healthy diet links to their health. They will be encouraged to develop an appreciation through tasting, selecting, and evaluating food, that eating can be an enjoyable activity and understand the role of food within social, religious, and cultural contexts. They will explore how the dietary needs of individuals and groups vary through life stages and individual needs.
Learners develop knowledge and understanding of safe and hygienic practices and how to apply these in practical activities and everyday routines. They will develop awareness that food practices and choices depend on many factors including availability, sustainability, season, cost, religious beliefs, culture, peer pressure, advertising, and the media.
Through childcare they will learn about child development, about play and working in early learning settings and about care of children. They will learn lots of life skills such as budgeting, consumer awareness, problem solving, time management, self-management, and decision making.
Courses being offered in 2021/22
S1 Home Economics (Broad General Education)
S2 Home Economics (Broad General Education)
S3 Food & Health (Broad General Education)
S3 Life Skills & Childcare (Broad General Education)
S4-S6 Practical Cookery (National 4/National 5)
S4-S6 Health & Food Technology (National 5/Higher)
S4-S6 Skills for Work, Early Learning & Childcare (National 4/National 5)
S4-S6 Skills & Cooking for Life