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Heritage Woods Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Are your cooking skills limited to macaroni & cheese from a box or putting a frozen pizza in the oven? Or do you have the makings of Canada’s next “Top Chef”? Gain up-to-date information about healthy eating, food preparation and food safety and develop life skills to share with family and friends! Plan and prepare a variety of sweet & savoury quick breads, perfect pastas, breakfast basics, enticing entrees, great garden salads as well as divine desserts (pies, cakes, & cookies). Don your apron, grab your measuring cup and tempt your taste buds. An open mind and an adventuresome palate are definite assets!

Do you love fashion? Do you want to create your own clothing that you will be proud to wear? Then sharpen your clothing construction skills and practice basic sewing machine and serge techniques such as appliqué, seams & finishes, darts, buttonholes, zippers, and hems. Projects/ patterns such as a t-shirt or hoodie, fleece toddlers top & pant with matching toque, skirt or pant, will be selected according to the experience and desire of the students. Bring your enthusiasm and creativity and enjoy this hands-on class!

(Formerly Family Studies 11)
Learn about yourself and your relationships with others! This course focuses on two main areas: Child Development & Interpersonal and Family Relationships. Explore the issues and options available to women giving birth and the role of the father in the family dynamic. Experience what life might be like caring for a “Real Care” baby. This is an excellent course for
anyone wishing to pursue a career in a child-related field as we work one on- one with children at the 6/7 level in a buddy class. The development of relationships and effective communication skills are also examined.

(Formerly Family Studies 12)
What is the role of families in society today? This course focuses on 2 areas: Adolescence & Families in Society. Beginning in adolescence and moving into the adult world, this course expands on the ideas explored in Interpersonal & Family Relationships 11. Students will have an opportunity to learn about commitment, marriage and death practices and ceremonies in Canada and around the world. They will look at how families are created and how they function in their various forms. In addition, students will interact with seniors and discover the reality of the aging process. This is an excellent course for those interested in careers in social or human services. Recommendation: Interpersonal and Family Relationships 11

Expand your repertoire of culinary skills and earn the provincial Food Safe Basic Certificate, valuable assets in today’s job market! Discover the many multicultural flavours of the world as you study cuisines of Europe (e.g. France, Italy), Asia (e.g. China, Japan, & Thailand), the Middle East, and the Americas (e.g. Canada, Mexico). Plan, prepare, and enjoy a variety of
international foods. Learn how to apply key concepts of healthy eating. This course will benefit anyone who loves food or is interested in the food, tourism, or hospitality industry!

Use advanced professional techniques to prepare specialty breads, pasta, appetizers, soups, international meals, candy, jams and jellies. Learn how to improvise, balance flavours, and create new dishes. Assemble gift baskets showcasing your culinary talents. Plan and host receptions including your own Grad party! This course is an asset to anyone who loves to cook, entertains, or plans to enter the food, tourism, or hospitality industries. Prerequisite: Recommended students have taken Food Studies 11

Dreaming of Project Runway? Learn to fabricate stunning, one-of-a-kind creations! Develop basic machine skills (serger, sewing machine, and iron-press) and explore industry and couturier construction techniques through completion of 3-4 projects. Apply design principles and fabric knowledge to create garments that are uniquely yours! This course is divided into 2 levels: Level 1 for those with little or no sewing experience and Level 2 for those who have completed Textiles 9 or equivalent. Projects may include a 2-piece stretch knit outfit, a fitted skirt or pant, shirt or unlined jacket, camisole, and
stuffed animal. Patterns/ projects will be selected according to the experience and desire of students. This course is highly recommended for students interested in fashion design and/ or merchandising.

This advanced course continues to build on construction experiences, allowing students the opportunity to explore industry and couturier techniques while refining previous skills. Basic skirt design as well as tailoring techniques will be introduced. Projects will be selected based on consultation with the instructor. Understanding of fit, specialty fabrics and
application of design principles will be interest, experience and ability in important aspects of every project. This course is highly recommended for students interested in college or university fashion programs. 
Prerequisite: Recommended that students have taken Textiles 11

Heritage Woods Secondary School

1300 David Avenue, Port Moody BC
V3H 5K6
604-461-8679 604-937-8055
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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