The vision of the Home Economics department is for all pupils to enjoy the subject and gain knowledge, skills and competence that will help them to improve the quality of their lives presently and in the future. We wish to assist with helping pupils lead effective lives as individuals and as members of a family and community in a rapidly changing social and economic environment.
The Northern Ireland Curriculum seeks to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. It is about helping pupils prepare for life and work:
• as individuals;
• as contributors to society;
• as contributors to the economy and environment.
Home Economics has a significant role to play in this. Home Economics provides pupils with opportunities to explore real issues explicitly relevant to real-life contexts. These experiences lead to the development of a wide range of transferable skills. Of particular value is the contribution of the subject to the development of skills such as decision making and working with others.