The Home Economics department is led by Ms Jolene Rowland. The brand new fully equipped suite came into operation in September 2011.
As part of the federation between St Brigid's High School and St Patrick's Grammar Schoools both schools to work closely and share facilities and resources. Year 8 Students from St Patrick's will travel to St Brigid's for Home Economics lessons every week.
Home Economics involves pupils in the study of nutrition, food choice, diet and health within the context of home and family. At each Key Stage, the course offered is designed to encourage pupils to think critically, make informed choices, develop practical food skills and manage resources so they are enabled to lead effective lives as individuals and family members as well as members of the wider community.
Home Economics consists of 3 essential and interrelated concepts:
1. Healthy Eating- Exploring healthy eating provides opportunities to develop understanding required in the choice, planning, storage, preparation, cooking and serving of food.
2. Home and family life- provides opportunities to understand the importance of the family as a caring unit
3. Independent living- provides opportunities to understand the importance of becoming discerning consumers and effective managers of resources.
Mr Keegan helps Year 11 pupil Brian to make "apple crumble".