Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 9 Food and Textiles Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960418

Recommended Prior Learning


This is a practical based course aimed at learners wishing to explore and experience basic fundamentals of Food & Fabrics. One term will be Food and the next term will be Textiles. 

Learners will:

In Food:

- learn the basics of nutrition 

- develop a creative and healthy pie, 

- testing and trialling their ideas to come up with a unique solution.

In Textiles:

-  sew a hoodie by following a commercial pattern

- create an original design to be applied to their completed hoodie

- learn the art of screen printing to print their design on their hoodie 

Learning Areas:


Assessment Information

Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity


Year 10 Food Technology, Year 10 Textiles Technology

Career Pathways

Cook, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Retail Manager, Beekeeper, Meat/Seafood Process Worker, Microbiologist, Baker, Cafe Worker, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biotechnologist, Brewer, Butcher, Dairy Processing Operator, Buyer, Waiter/Waitress, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Kitchenhand, Patternmaker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Model, Photographer, Garment Technician

Course Costs and Equipment

Ingredients for practical food
Materials for textiles
Printed booklets for both food and textiles lessons


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.