The Technology Faculty introduces students to the world of technology through designing, making and evaluating. Students will learn about the technological world we live in by learning to work with a variety of materials and techniques that are the foundations of our built environment and engineered world.
Computing Years 9-10
Information and Software Technology involves a broad spectrum of computing aspects. We cover Desktop applications, Multimedia including video, audio and still images, software programming, Animation and Web Design. This is a very practical course and main assessments involve project work in groups and individually.
Accelerated Information Processes and Technology
To cater for individual learning styles and different levels of ability we encourage students with proven computing skills to study the senior course Information Processes and Technology in Years 9 and 10. The students sit for the HSC in this subject in Year 10. There is an entrance test requirement for students wishing to take up this course.
The senior courses offered are the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES) HSC courses, Software Design and Development and Information Processes and Technology.
Software Design and Development is a programming based course and involves creating a major software project as a part of its assessment.
Information Processes and Technology is an investigation of computing technology and how it is the basis of the information age in which we live.
Computing Applications is a 1 Unit subject for Year 11 students. This has a practical focus and serves as a continuation of computing interest for students studying extension courses.
Years 7-8 (Technology)
In Years 7 and 8 students do the compulsory Technology course. This is a 200 hour course where students learn about the basics of design, and also learn simple fabrication techniques across a variety of materials. Students also learn how to use a variety of computing applications such as word processors and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) software.
Years 9-10 (Technology)
In Years 9 and 10 the Technology Faculty offers the practical course Industrial Technology. This course is offered in four streams: Electronics, Engineering, Metal and Timber. All involve making practical projects but the emphasis and materials for the projects depends on the strand chosen. For example in Industrial Technology Electronics most of the projects will involve making electronic circuits, while in Industrial technology Engineering the projects may be from various materials, but they are chosen to illustrate engineering concepts. We also offer Graphics Technology, which is a graphics course that explores all forms of technical drawing. Students will do pencil and computer drawing across the fields of engineering, architecture, and graphical design.
Senior Courses (Technology)
In Years 11 and 12 we offer Engineering Studies and Design and Technology.
Paul Copeland (Head Teacher Technology)
Nick Stokes (Head Teacher Wellbeing)