The Technologies Learning Area is a highly practical area in which students are encouraged to express themselves and develop skills in decision making and problem solving through the media of foods, textiles, wood, metals and digital technologies. It provides students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in a practical and enterprising way, using a variety of resources.
Technologies aim to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- Investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions
- Are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time
- Make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future
- Engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies − materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and creating solutions
- Critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.
Design & Technology
Design and Technology offers Year 7 – 10 Woodwork and Metalwork. In Upper School, we offer courses in Material Design and Technology: Wood and Metal, Building and Construction, and Design.
The Digital Technologies course is offered to students from Year 7 to 10. The main focus of this subject is to expose students to various software and communications technologies to solve daily problems and prepare students for the workplace and beyond. At a Year 11/12 level, upper school students can further their learning with an Applied Information Technology and Computer Science courses.
Home Economics offers Years 7 – 10 Food and Textiles. In Upper School, we offer courses in Children, Family and Community, and Food, Science and Technology.