Mountmellick Community School
Home Economics

In this school, we have three Home Economics teachers Ms Bryne, Mrs O' Loughlin and Mrs Sexton. In class, we learn how to cook and sew. In class, we learn theory - this includes the book work of Home Economics.  The thing I enjoy most about Home Economics is cooking because I can learn different things also I can see how things are made.

In the Junior Certificate Year, we have to do a child care project or a textile. In the child care project, we have to include the development of a child between the ages of 0-5 years old. In the textile, we can sew wide varities of materials such as pillows covers and cushions.

The Home Economics syllabus has been designed to prepare people in important life-skills.   These are valuable in the establishment of a stable Home environment, employment and in Community activities.

The Junior Certificate syllabus covers five main areas: Food Studies, Consumer studies, Social and Health Studies, Management, Textiles. The Leaving Certificate course incorporates more detailed study of Food Science and Social Studies.

Home Economics prepares people for careers / Third level courses in the following areas:

Written by Lisa D

Home Economics Links
Leaving Cert Home Economics tips
 An Bord Bia
Science Education Ireland - Home Economics tips