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Please note:  Courses may not all be available at this school, and may vary based on student interest, staffing and funding.  To access courses not currently available please discuss with Guidance. 


Grade 9

Exploring Family Studies      HIF1O1

This course explores, within the context of families, some of the fundamental challenges people face: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will explore adolescent development and will have opportunities to develop interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. They will learn about the diverse ways in which families function in Canada and will use research skills as they explore topics related to individual and family needs and resources.


At BOSS, students will spend time in the food lab learning how to cook healthy snacks and learn baking basics.  They will learn hand sewing skills while making a sock monkey and will learn the basics of using a sewing machine while making their own pajama pants.


Grade 10

Food and Nutrition      HFN2O1

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. The 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.

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