Design and Technology

Design and Technology provides students with opportunities to engage in innovative practical design activities utilising both traditional and industry standard technologies. Students are encouraged to explore past and present design styles and seek opportunities to design products, systems and environments that will improve the lives of people.

Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology Stage 6 consists of project work and an Industry Study which develop a broad range of skills and knowledge related to the industry focus area chosen, and an introduction to industrial processes and practices. The Focus Areas include : Graphics Technologies and Timber Products and Furniture Industries. Main Topics Covered: While all classes study a common Industrial Technology Industry Study, the different focus areas will operate as separate classes (i.e. IT Timber Products & Furniture class and a Graphics Technologies class).

Textiles and Design

This is a practical subject which includes developing skills through making textile items and developing knowledge, understanding and skills in design and textile science which reflect the important role that textiles play in society.

Food Technology

Students will develop knowledge and understanding about the; • production, processing and consumption of food, • the nature of food • human nutrition • an appreciation of the importance of food to health and its impact on society.

Community and Family Studies

This is an excellent course for students interested in the areas of family studies, sociology, developmental psychology. The course focuses on skills in resource management that enables people to function effectively in their everyday lives, in families and communities. Modules covered include Resource Management, Individuals and Groups, Families and Communities, Research Methodology, Parenting and Caring, Individuals and Work.

Exploring Early Childhood

Our society is increasingly recognising children’s experiences in the early childhood years as the foundation for future growth, development and learning. The Exploring Early Childhood course provides students with an overview of development and issues within an early childhood context, and the opportunity to consider these in relation to themselves, their family and community. As well as reflecting on the personal relevance of issues, students will be encouraged to consider the implications for future possible interactions with children, be these as a parent, friend, carer or educator. Students will also have opportunities of observing young children at play and interacting with young children.

Engineering Studies

This course offers students knowledge, understanding and skills in aspects of engineering that include communication, engineering mechanics/hydraulics, engineering materials, historical/societal influences, engineering electricity/electronics and the scope of the engineering profession.