Students over the past year have continued to assist HOME by providing meals to HOME. Haydon House and Hospitality students have recently a charity drive to raise money to prepare in advance a Christmas Banquet for 180 people to be held at HOME. We look forward to continuing this close relationship in 2014.
We would like thank Coffee Club boys for their ongoing dedication to running the club which is much appreciated by staff and students.
Students from the HOSPITLAITY Department catered for a Beyond Bank function at the National Zoo and Aquarium, on the 31st October. The evening was Halloween themed with ‘True Blood’ shots, Cheesy Eye Balls, Severed Fingers and RIP Choc pots to name a few of the menu items.
Proceeds from the evening where is excess of $20.000 and raised much needed funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation.
“Twilight in the Jungle” – Dean Parkes
On Thursday the 7th of November students from St Edmunds College, Black Mountain School and Canberra College joined together to prepare and serve at the annual Charity Cocktail party held at the National Zoo and Aquarium for 130 guests. The evening was once again a great success and displayed the skills that students have acquired through their respective courses in Hospitality from each school. The evening is two fold it not only provides students with relevant industry experience, develops confidence and teamwork but raises much needed funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
A big thankyou to the Auctioneer Jason Roses and the National Zoo and Aquarium function coordinator Portia as well as the owners Richard and Maureen Tindale for providing a fantastic venue.
And most importantly the staff from all the schools who worked tirelessly to make this happen
Make sure you keep this event in the diary for next year!
The Yellow van picks up unwanted produce from supermarkets, large events and clubs to transport and deliver to around charities around Canberra.
The Yellow Van delivers to St Edmunds of a Monday and then meals are prepared throughout the week. The Van then collects the prepared meals on a Friday for distribution amongst those in need.
Dear Mr Fullagar,
I am writing to you as the Senior Manager of Red Cross programs in the ACT. Once such program is The Roadhouse, which is a free food service operating from the Griffin Centre in Civic for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Each night of the week starting at 4.30pm we provide a hot, nutritious meal to approximately 100 participants. With no government funding or support for this program we operate by donation and rely heavily on The Yellow Van.
This is where we want to thank you and your students for the most wonderful food that you provided through the Yellow Van for this program. The participants are still commenting on the variety, quality and exceptional taste. Some people have even been asking us for the recipes.
Please pass on our most sincere thanks to the teachers and boys that took the time and care to make such wonderful food and let me know if at any time the boys would be interested in attending the Roadhouse to see the impact of their work first hand.
Manager Nutrition Services
Local, National and International Competitions
The subject Food Science and Hospitality was unheard of in an all boys school 15 years ago. Today, it has become one of the most popular electives with the school.
Why you may ask? It is because it is an active hands on class, which raises the individuals self-esteem and is challenging. It provides for a broad range of teaching styles, which provides for their emotional and social needs. Young boys are treated as adults; we nurture their development and have expectations of them, which are parallel to industry in the later years.
Food Science in Year 8 is exciting and very different from any subject or elective they have done in the past. The Year 8 program gives them a strong foundation for further studies in the area. It provides for the students a sound understanding of nutrition and the practical skills required as a part of life skills. The boys are ever enthusiastic about the subject, which is identified in all components of the subject especially the Light Luncheon that is provided by the students for Parents and Teachers, showcasing a semesters worth of skill.
Years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to hone their skills in the practical component. Students are set challenging tasks and are expected to demonstrate skills, which are required at an industry level. These high standards and expectations are instilled in the students so that if they decide to further there studies in the area of Hospitality or obtain work in the industry they have a strong skills base, which can be further developed. The subject also provides further investigation into the relationship between diet and health.
This Year 10 course aims to:
In Years 11 and 12 Hospitality is offered as a 'A/T' course. The course is aimed at students who:
Students who successfully complete the course over the two years will gain
The course aims to provide students with appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes that will equip them to:
The Tourism and Hospitality Course Framework goals focus on the essential things that students should know and be able to do as a result of studying any course in this subject area. All courses should enable students to:
develop skills in leadership, management, problem solving, planning, working
independently and collaboratively
Actual units of competency will be advised on the students’ unit outline at the commencement of the 2014 school year due to the introduction of a new training package.
Useful Hospitality Internet Resources:
Paula Moeller: Paula is the Food Science Coordinator at St Edmund's College Canberra. She has 13 years teaching and hospitality industry experience in Australia, the United Kingdom and Turkey, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Education, a Certificate II in Hospitality, a Certificate IV as a Workplace Assessor, an Accor Academie (Front of House Operations), Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and a TESOL Certificate from St George's College London.
Dean Parkes: Dean has 19 years experience as a chef and trainer in the Hospitality Industry and holds a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, Diploma in Hospitality, and Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training. Previously a Culinary Skills lecturer at Canberra Institute of Technology, Dean is currently teaching Food Technology and Certificate I & II in Hospitality at St Edmunds College Canberra. In 2007, Dean received an Initiative in Training Award at the 2007 ACT Training Excellence Awards and Chief Minister's Award 2012.
In 2006 and 2007, Dean Parkes and Paula Moeller led the St Edmund's College Food Technology and Hospitality entries in the Secondary Schools Culinary competition held by the Australian Culinary Federation. Their students achieved first place in the 2006 and 2007 Australian finals and second place in the 2006 international finals held in Queensland. The 2007 international finals held in Taiwan, their students excelled winning first place.
Dean and Paula have also been successful in publishing a second edition Food Technology and Hospitality Kitchen Work Book. The book has been sold in all states in Australia to Universities, TAFE Colleges and Secondary Schools. Thank you to Bindaree Publishing.
Food Science and Hospitality Co-ordinator
Ms Paula Moeller Tel: 6239 0630