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Home Economics

At Dalby State High School

  • Home Economics is a compulsory short course (1 term) in grade 7;
  • Home Economics is an elective subject from year 8 to year 12 and
  • Hospitality is an elective in year 11 and 12.


Home Economics and Hospitality are subjects that engage students in both theoretical and practical activities. 

The central focus of Home Economics is the wellbeing of people within their personal, family and community work roles.  Home Economics encourages personal independence and effective living within wider society, and promotes preferred futures for self and others.

Home Economics is an interdisciplinary study drawing on the fields of nutrition, textiles and fashion, the built environment, human development, relationships and behaviour. 

In Home Economics education, students become increasingly aware of the process of growth and development and take increasing responsibility for their own growth and development.  They make decisions and take actions to promote healthy eating and develop a sensitive approach to interpersonal relationships.  They contribute to environments that are supportive of human growth and development, and develop a respect for the lifestyle choices of other people.

Home Economics teaches students to think critically, creatively and responsibly to enhance the well-being of an individual and community.  Throughout this thinking process students learn that all decisions have consequences and therefore a well-thought-out decision will increase the opportunity for positive outcomes.