Family Studies


Healthy Living 1200

Healthy Living 1200 is a broad-based, multi-disciplinary curriculum that encourages students to take responsibility for their lives by acting conscientiously in the present and by establishing positive health practices that support and enhance lifelong health.  Healthy Living 1200 provides opportunities for students to examine and reflect on issues that affect their health and well-being.

The four units are:

Active Living

Healthy Eating

Controlling Substances

Personal Dynamics

Specific Curriculum Outcomes

The SCOs for each of the components of the course link to General Curriculum Outcomes for Physical Education, Home Economics/Family Studies, and Health which, in turn, link to the Essential Graduation Learnings.

The SCOs are addressed in each component for the course:

Active Lifestyles, Healthy Eating, Controlling Substances, and Personal Dynamics.

Several Key Components of Healthy Living 1200 include:

Participate in physical activity

Examine health indicators and health practices

Investigate relevant health topics

Explore activities that improve life skills and enhance capability to positively affect health and well-being

Develop a Personal Strategic Health Plan

It is recommended that 30 - 45 % of class time be allocated to physical activity.


Teacher: Cecil Warren


Human Dynamics 2201

This course is made up of four components: Family as Ecosystem (11 hours), Relationships (28 hours), Parenting and Child Development (60 hours), and Financing Your Dreams (21 hours).  In the first component, Family as Ecosystem, students are provided with opportunities to explore their roles as family members. Attention is given to the place of family in the larger social, political and economic system and the ability of individuals to adjust and change to ensure the sustainability of the system. In the Relationship component, students examine the types of relationships in which they are involved; how customs, values and beliefs impact relationships; and strategies and options for dealing with issues in relationships. In Parenting and Child Development, the focus is on the care of infants through use of an infant simulator, a pivotal component of the course. There is also emphasis on the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children. Students are provided with opportunities to identify strategies for responding to the needs of children, address challenging situations which face parents and care givers, and propose ways to positively affect childhood development.  The final component, Financing Your Dreams, concentrates on understandings, skills and abilities related to financial planning and management with an accent on issues that will assist young people to make the transition from high school to careers and lifelong learning.


Teacher: Kelly Park


Nutrition 3102

Nutrition 3102 draws the learner toward an examination of overall health and how a variety of factors come into play. Such influences as media, lifestyle and medical history are examined. From a national and global perspective, food is studied in terms of its production, technological advances and security. The learner will be able to see the role that he/she can play locally, nationally and internationally to help manage resources and to action plans to ensure a safe, secure food system.

The three units for Nutrition 3102 are: Food, Nutrition and Health; Food Technology and Production; and, Food Security.

Food laboratories are part of this course with a minimum requirement of eight lab experiences. Labs are to be chosen in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the appendix of the curriculum guide.

Teacher: Bruno Laliberte