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St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
"Faith Hope Love"
905.791.1195
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
  • 25 Corporation Drive
  • Brampton ON , L6S 6A2
  • Principal: Rosina Ariganello
  • Vice Principal(s): Donald Alva
    Irene Carvalho
    John O'Donnell
    Jennifer Varnam
  • Superintendents: Lucy Papaloni
  • Trustee: Anna da Silva (Ward 3)
    Shawn Xaviour (Ward 7)
    Shawn Xaviour (Ward 8)
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Family Studies


Family Studies Department

TEACHERS:

Mrs. V. D'Souza Fernandes
Mrs. G. Spagnuolo-Trisi

GRADE 9/ 10 FOOD AND NUTRITION
HFN 1O/ 2O (OPEN)


This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices. Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food-marketing strategies, and individual needs. Students will also explore the environmental impact of a variety of food choices at the local and global level. This course provides students with opportunities to develop food-preparation skills and introduces them to the use of social science research methods in the area of food and nutrition.

GRADE 11 LIVING AND WORKING WITH INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
HPW3C1 (COLLEGE PREPARATION)


This course focuses on the well-being of children in families and community settings. Students study child behavior and child development in the context of relationships with parents and others in the community. They learn through research and by observing and interacting with children. This course prepares students for further study of children and familiarizes them with occupational opportunities related to working with children. It introduces them to skills used in researching and investigating children’s development.

GRADE 11 UNDERSTANDING FASHION
HNC3C1 (COLLEGE PREP)


This course explores what clothing communicates about the wearer and how it becomes a creative and entrepreneurial outlet through the design and production processes. Students will learn, through practical experiences, about the nature of fashion design; the characteristics of fibres and fabrics; the construction, production, and marketing of clothing; and how to plan and care for a wardrobe that is appropriate for an individual’s appearance, activities, employment, and lifestyle. Students will develop research skills as they explore the evolution of fashion and its relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology.

GRADE 12 NUTRITION AND HEALTH
HFA4U1 (UNIVERSITY PREP)


This course examines various nutritional, psychological, social, cultural, and global factors that influence people’s food choices and customs. Students will learn about current Canadian and worldwide issues related to food, frameworks for making appropriate dietary choices, and food-preparation techniques. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating issues related to food and nutrition.

GRADE 12 NUTRITION AND HEALTH
HFA4C1 (COLLEGE PREP)


This course examines various nutritional, psychological, social, cultural, and global factors that influence people’s food choices and customs. Students will learn about current Canadian and worldwide issues related to food, frameworks for making appropriate dietary choices, and food-preparation techniques. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating issues related to food and nutrition.

GRADE 12 FAMILIES IN CANADA
HHS4U1 (UNIVERISTY PREP)


This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behaviour, intimate and parent–child relationships, and the ways in which families interact within the diverse Canadian society. Students will learn the interpersonal skills required contributing to the well-being of families, and the investigative skills required to conduct and evaluate research about individuals and families.

GRADE 12 FAMILIES IN CANADA
HHS4C1 (COLLEGE PREP)


This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behaviour, intimate and parent–child relationships, and the ways in which families interact within the diverse Canadian society. Students will learn the interpersonal skills required contributing to the well-being of families, and the investigative skills required to conduct and evaluate research about individuals and families.

GRADE 12 ISSUES IN HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE LIFESPAN
HHG4M1 (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION)


This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development throughout the life cycle, with particular emphasis on enhancing growth and development. Students will examine how early brain and child development are linked to lifelong learning, health, and well-being, and will develop child-care and human-relationship skills through practical experience in a community setting. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating issues related to human growth and development.

GRADE 12, WORKING WITH SCHOOLAGE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENCE
HPD4C1 (COLLEGE PREP)


This course prepares students for occupations involving school-age children and adolescents. Students will study a variety of theories about child behavior and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with older children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with older children and adolescents. They will develop research skills used in investigating child and adolescent behavior and development.

GRADE 12 THE WORLD OF FASHION
HNB4M1 (UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE PREP)


This course provides a historical perspective on fashion and design, exploring the origins, influence, and importance of fashion as an expression of national, cultural, religious, and personal identity. Students will learn about the many facets of the Canadian fashion industry, including both large-scale and small entrepreneurial enterprises, and its worldwide links, as well as gaining practical experience in garment design, production, and care. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating various aspects of the fashion industry.



 

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