Health & Wellbeing

Faculty Staff

  • Mr G Giles – PT Faculty Health and Wellbeing
  • Miss. H. Mathie Teacher of Physical Education
  • Miss L. Malone Teacher of Physical Education
  • Miss T. MacQueen Teacher of Physical Education


  • Mrs J. Findlay Teacher of Home Economics
  • Miss F. MacIver Teacher of Home Economics
  • Miss K. Patterson (HE Technician)


  • Mr S. Glennie Elite Football Performance Coach, SFA


Physical Education

Physical education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes.  It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.

They encounter a variety of practical learning experiences, including working on their own, with a partner and in small and large groups, and using small and large equipment and apparatus, both outdoors and indoors. Learning in, through and about physical education is enhanced by participating on a regular basis in a wide range of purposeful, challenging, progressive and enjoyable physical activities with choice built in for all learners.


PE Kit

Unisex KitFemale Kit

Order in June to ensure you get yours for new term. See the School Office for your order form.

Unisex/Female Cut Junior sizes – £16

Unisex/Female Senior sizes – £19

Home Economics 

Learners develop their understanding of a healthy diet, which is one composed of a variety and balance of foods and drinks.  They acquire knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices and help to establish lifelong healthy eating habits. They develop an appreciation that eating can be an enjoyable activity and understand the role of food within social and cultural contexts. They explore how the dietary needs of individuals and groups vary through life stages, for example during pregnancy and puberty, and the role of breastfeeding during infancy.

Learners develop knowledge and understanding of safe and hygienic practices and their importance to health and wellbeing and apply these in practical activities and everyday routines including good oral health. They develop awareness that food practices and choices depend on many factors including availability, sustainability, season, cost, religious beliefs, culture, peer pressure, advertising and the media.

Courses currently being offered:

S1 Compulsory Home Economics (Broad General Education)

S2 – S3 Home Economics (Broad General Education)

Hospitality Practical Cookery (National 3 – National 5)

Health and Food Technology (National 3 – Advanced Higher)

Practical Cake Craft (National 4 – National 5)

Latest News

JG Ross Product Development Challenge:

All S2 pupils recently took part in the JG Ross Product Development Challenge as part of the S2 BGE Food Product Development Unit.  As part of the challenge pupils were set a brief by JG Ross which, this year, was to develop a baked product which contains local produce.  Pupils worked very hard, in groups of three or four, over 12 weeks to develop their own new product which met the brief.  Cameron Ross, from JG Ross, and Moira Stalker, from the Scottish Food and Drink Federation, came on Friday 24th April to judge the final in the Home Economics Department.  They picked one winning product from each class which will now be made in the JG Ross factory in Inverurie.  The winners from each class were;

2A – Bramble Delight

Developed by: Jade McGuinness, Hollie Harwood and Claire McLeod.

2B – Rhubarb and Ginger Muffins

Developed by: Emily Adam, Christopher Sharman, Emily Donaldson and Abagayle Adams.

Futurechef Competition:

6 pupils took part in this competition on Tuesday 3rd November.  As part of this competition they had to make a main meal dish for two people for £5.  Former pupil and Malmaison Apprentice Chef, Ross Maxwell, came in to judge the competition.  He felt that the standard of cooking was excellent this year and each contestant showed a good level of skill in the dishes they made.  However, there could only be one winner.  Third year pupil Jasmine McDonald did very well to win the competition with her pesto herb crusted cod dish.  She will now go on to compete in the local final against other schools in Aberdeen in January.  Well done Jasmine!

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