Textile Technology & Food Studies

​​​​​​​Textile Technology is a creative and purposeful subject where students develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to create individual solutions to identified needs and opportunities. Students solve practical problems within society when encouraged to engage in risk taking, creativity and lateral and divergent thinking. They also work through focused, practical tasks to develop and practise particular skills and knowledge that allow them to take ownership of their own learning. Key to Textiles here at Birkenhead College is the successful expression of self belief through the designing and making of Textile Art, pattern drafting and garment construction.

In Food Studies, our focus is on the wellbeing of students themselves, other people and society through learning in health-related contexts. There is emphasis on promoting good health, understanding attitudes and values related to others and also the changes that are needed to ensure social justice. Students also learn about how issues are inter-related by learning to see nutritional issues using the socio-ecological perspective. They are given opportunities to engage in their own practice to find solutions confidently when making food products in the kitchen. Senior students are given the option of taking Hospitality and work in the commercial kitchen to produce high quality food and beverage items that can be presented for sale or for various functions within the school. 

HOD Ms Pat Boston