The Food & Fabric Department offers courses from Year 7 to Year 13.
Students with different abilities are respected and encouraged to achieve to the highest level possible. All classes take into consideration students who require extra assistance. It is recognised that students learn in different ways and so a range of learning situations are incorporated into teaching programmes to provide for these differences. We encourage creatively along with responsibility.
Students will be challenged and encouraged to look at integrity in design and ownership of copyright. They will also become familiar with Health and Safety laws, look at what is expected in the Food & Fabric industries, common guidelines etc. Through this they will explore their own capabilities and gain a better understanding of the wider sense of honesty, responsibility, being accountable and acting ethically. At all times the “Buller Way” will be modelled and implemented consistently.
Students will be encouraged to show respect of the resources and equipment within the department as they are used by many and need to always be available for use in a clean, safe and working order.
Homework Homework is one way that the department will encourage students to reflect on their own learning processes and to learn how to learn. Homework may include completing work begun at school, surveying family, friends and community, gathering information, personal study. Regular homework, especially in the Senior classes is compulsory. We give home work to:
encourage students to work independently
allow students to produce work to the best of their capability
involve & explore resources readily available to students outside of school
catch up on missed work and/or study for tests
explore the purpose of working beyond the classroom so they enforce the notion of learning how to learn
strengthen study habits and skills
link school with the home life and wider community