Family Studies prepares the students with skills for life. It provides a grounding for many
courses in post-secondary institutions and careers involved in the health services and
Grade Ten Courses
Family Studies 10 Open 1.0 Credit
Grade Eleven Courses
Child Studies 11 Open 1.0 Credit
Child Studies is a full credit course designed to explore the meaning and implications of responsible parenthood, to acquire current information regarding reproduction, pregnancy and childbirth, to explore significant issues of early childhood, and to apply the understanding of child development to the care and guidance of children. This course is developed around five modules:
Grade Twelve Courses
Family Studies 12 Open 1.0 Credit
Two of the following units will be covered during the year and the decision as to which two will be made when the course begins.
This unit is designed to assist students in assessing housing environments and how they meet family shelter needs, to explore community concerns and support services related to available adequate shelter, and to develop an appreciation of the problems related to national and global shelter.
Clothing and Textiles
This unit is designed to explore significant factors in making family clothing decisions, to help students recognize the effects of societal attitudes and practices on these decisions and to develop an understanding of the clothing needs of individuals in Canada and other countries around the world.
Food and Nutrition
This unit is designed to develop an understanding of resource management in meeting family food needs, an appreciation of the importance of preventive health care through exploration of nutrition-related health concerns and community support services, and an awareness of global food issues.