Presentation Secondary School Tralee
Telephone: 066 7122737 

School Roll: 61450C



What is the aim of the First Year Home Economics Course?

The aim of this course is to give each First Year Student an introduction to this varied subject. It gives students a chance to experience some of the topics involved in Home Economics and it is an excellent introduction to Junior Certificate Home Economics.

What will I learn Home Economics in First Year?

In Home Economics you will learn about a wide variety of topics including:

·Hygiene and Safety in Food Preparation

·What is in the foods you eat

·How food nourishes your body

·How to prepare, weigh and measure food

·How to cook food, using recipes and equipment

·How to hand and machine sew and make small decorative items using your sewing techniques

How will I learn Home Economics in School?

 You will have two forty minute lessons each week throughout First Year. Some of the activities you will do within this time will include:

·Following information from your Home Economics Booklet

·Completing activities in your resource book

·Following recipes, preparing and cooking dishes

Using textbooks, watching DVD’s, computer programmes and other sources of information

·Learning how to hand and machine sew

·Making small items using textile care

  What will help you learn in class?

·Ask questions

·Listen to the teacher and to others in class

·Keep your resource book up to date and neat

·Make sure you are always prepared going to class

·Complete all tasks in your booklet

How can I learn more about Home Economics outside of school?

·Practice cooking dishes at home

·If you are eating out take note of menus, prices etc.

·Use the library, magazines and the internet for information and ideas on food and nutrition, textiles and fashion

·Watch cookery programmes on television

·When food shopping keep receipts

·You can also get your family to help by helping you get organised for cookery classes, evaluating your finished dishes and helping you revise for tests.

Is learning Home Economics anything like what I learned in Primary School?

In SPHE and Science you will have learnt about your body, how to care for it and the correct foods to eat. You will have made some items in Visual Arts which will be useful when you start sewing in class. You will have weighed and measured items and materials in Mathematics.

How will Home Economics be useful to me?

You will be able to use the information you have studied in your everyday life: from looking after yourself; to shopping and caring for others. You will be more experienced at managing your resources and time. There are many jobs and careers that you can work in e.g. the food industry, tourism, health and nutrition, teaching, fashion and textiles.

Will Home Economics have anything to do with other Subjects I will be Studying?

Yes, it will. You will find links with Science, SPHE, Physical Education, Art, Business Studies and the core subjects.

How are the Home Economics class groups allocated?

Due to the practical nature of the subject. The number of pupils in a Home Economics Class does not exceed 20 pupils. Home Economics classes will differ from other teaching groups to accommodate this smaller number.

Who are the Home Economics Teachers?

Ms. C. Kingston

Mrs. B. O’Connor

Ms. E. Dennehy


MAY 2017

3rd year Home Ec students have been preparing very imaginative craft work for their Junior cert and also trialing their cooking tasks recently. Samples of the wonderful creativity in the gallery! Well done girls and thanks to the Home Ec teachers for all their support in recent weeks.



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Ms. Dennehy's 1E Home Economics class undertook an ambitious class embroidery project to mark the 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration in Presentation Secondary , Tralee. Over the course of a few weeks, the class diligently worked together to create a fantastic display of their embroidery skills. Embroidery stitches included running stitch, double running stitch, blanket stitch, fly stitch, chain stitch amongst others.Well done to all in 1E for your hard work in marking this important occasion and providing the school of a lasting souvenir  for years to come.


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2nd Year students are busy completing their craft projects and putting together their folder which must explain the details behind the design, fabrics and textures as well as stitches used and details added e.g. sequins, buttons etc.

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The 2 Home Economics rooms were completely refurbished during the summer to give them a fresh new look. The room lay-out was altered and workstations incorporated to facilitate independent cooking by individual students. With shiny new surfaces and appliances, these stations would rival those seen recently on Masterchef and the like.

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" In winter, I plot and plan.

 In spring, I move."

 Henry Rollins



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School Office Hours

8.30 A.M. – 1.15 P.M.

2.00 P.M. - 5.00 P.M. Monday and Tuesday

2.15 P.M – 5.00 P.M. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday