Home Economics Practicals – Table laying ideas

Dear students,

I hope that you are enjoying these free days. Today I am going to give you some ideas how you can improve the table set-up for practical sessions.

  1. Use a table cloth.
  2. Use a table mat that complements the colour of the table cloth. e.g. a brown table cloth and a turquoise table mat.
  3. You can be creative and make your own table runner. I found this pretty floral table runner on Pinterest which would be lovely for spring time. What You’ll Need: Find the materials you’ll at Afloral.com. You will need a pre-made garland and variety of colorful silk flower sprays. Step 1: Start by laying
  4. You can use modern plates e.g a ceramic white square or round dinner plate and side plate.
  5. You can use a mason jar that complements the rest of the table set-up. The jar can be used to serve your drink or else to put some flowers in it. Example: In Just 6 Easy Steps Create Ombre-Tinted Mason Jars | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Twinkle tights and seashells in a mason jar cozy summer decor

6. For a sweet dish e.g. cupcakes or rock buns you can use a tiered cake stand.

7. You can also buy a cloth napkin which can be folded in a fancy way.

Make this spiral napkin fold to dress up your table and impress your dinner guests! Find 20 Plus unique Napkin folds here to inspire you!

8. If the assignment is set for tea time, you can also get a tea, coffee, sugar set.

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I hope that these ideas were of help. Looking forward to seeing your table setups for the practicals.

Ms. Edera


Home Ec S.2A Pasta/Rice Practical

Dear senior 2A students,

as I’ve explained, the first lesson after the Easter holidays we will have the practical.

Group 1 is composed of Nikol, Frederica, Lama, Sam, Taisiya, Jeanine and Maya. You will cook on the 9th April.

Group 2 is composed of Nicole, Kurt, Valeria, Nehan, Elijah and Jessica. You will cook on the 16th April.

Make sure that for your practical you get the apron, all the ingredients for your chosen dish and drink, a lunchbox for any extra pasta, and the presentation things e.g. a table mat.


Ms. Edera

Senior 4 SEC Practical

Dear senior 4 students,

as I’ve explained, after the Easter holidays, you will have your first SEC practical.

On the 10th April, you will have the written Preparation Sheet. On this day you will be given a test paper with two possible assignment titles. You need to choose one title, choose an adequate recipe from the ones that you will get with you (meal and drink) and complete the preparation sheet in class. So make sure that you prepare the recipes for healthy meals and healthy drinks (ingredients have to be metric e.g. grams and ml NOT ounces, pounds or cups. The recipe has to serve for one or two persons). I remind you that salads can only be used as a side and water is not accepted.

On the 17th April, you will have the actual practical, whereby you will be cooking your chosen dish.

On the 19th April, you will have to fill in the Evaluation of the preparation sheet.

Make sure that you know how to fill in the preparation sheet properly.

Possible scenarios for the assignment titles – Make sure that you find and get with you adequate recipes for the possible scenarios

1. A pregnant woman
2. Someone who suffers of high blood pressure (also known as hypertension)
3. School-aged children
4. Vegetarians (mostly lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians)
5. Someone suffering of constipation or diverticular disease (so you need to have a meal that is high in fibre)
6. An athlete or someone very active. (so get recipes high in carbohydrates e.g. pasta)
7. Someone who is overweight or obese thus needs to follow a slimming diet. (E.g. a dish with chicken or fish would be ideal)
8. Someone who suffers of heart disease / CHD.
9. Someone who is diabetic.
10. Someone who is lactose intolerant (no milk or dairy)
11. Someone who is coeliac (no wheat, rye or barley products)
12. Someone who has a sedentary job (always sitting down e.g. secretary – So no food high in carbs as they do not use a lot of energy)
13. Elderly people
Ms. Edera

Senior 2B Pasta/ Rice Practical

Dear senior 2B students,

as I’ve explained yesterday our next Home Economics lesson will be after the Easter holidays. Therefore on our next lesson we will be having a practical so that you won’t miss any cooking sessions.

Group 1 will be cooking on the 10th April. In this group there are Sven, Kyra, Khadija, Anastasia, Isaac and Luigi.

Group 2 will be cooking on the 17th April. In this group there are Jeremy, Denisa, Zvea, Elaf, Mariah and Nicolas.

I remind you that for the practical you need the apron, all the ingredients, tea towel, container to take the pasta / rice dish with you home, presentation items.


Ms. Edera

Important: Senior 1 and Senior 2

Dear senior 1 and senior 2 students,

those of you who still have to hand in any preparation sheets, are kindly asked to hand them in on Monday. I will not accept any preparation sheets after Monday as we need to finalise the marks on Powerschool.

It is your responsibility to hand in your work. Please note that any missing work will  reduce your assessment mark.

Ms. Edera

Senior 3 Shortcrust Pastry Practical

Dear senior 3 students,

on Friday 9th March, you have the practical of the shortcrust pastry. As I’ve explained, you need to prepare a sweet or savoury pie. You can get the filling ready from home, but the shortcrust pastry has to be made at school.

This is the assignment title for your preparation sheet:

Your cousin is coming over for lunch. Prepare, cook and serve a savoury or sweet dish using the shortcrust pastry. Also serve a nutritious home-made drink.

Ms. Edera