Design & Technologies

Design and Technologies enables students to become creative and responsive designers. Students investigate design ideas, generate and evaluate their plans and produce a variety of projects use a range of materials. 

In Year 7 and 8 students study Foods, Textiles and Materials & Design, designing and producing an array of food, textile, wood and metal projects.

Elective courses in Years 9 and 10:

Design and Technologies Food 9 and 10: This course is mainly practical in nature and allows students to build a better understanding of how to cook, explore different practical methods of food preparation along with tasting a variety of foods including traditional Australian bush foods, Australian cuisine, commemorative foods and current industry trends. Students attend a range of excursions including Drysdale House, a Bush Tucker field  trip and a lunch at a formal establishment.

Creative Technologies 10: This course caters for students who would like to develop practical skills across a range of Design and Technology learning areas. Students participate in a negotiated textiles project, prepare hot drinks and snacks for the school coffee shop, prepare nutritious meals for those in need and learn new skills in chocolate and pastry work.

Design and Technologies - Wood: Through working with timbers, students will be involved in a variety of practical problem solving solutions that lead to the development of skills, techniques and processes.  Students are encouraged to work independently and cooperatively, showing creativity and resourcefulness whilst demonstrating a thorough awareness of Workplace Health and Safety in the workshop.

Design and Technologies - Metal: Through working with metal, students will be involved in a variety of practical problem solving solutions that lead to the development of skills, techniques and processes.  Students are encouraged to work independently and cooperatively, showing creativity and resourcefulness whilst demonstrating a thorough awareness of Workplace Health and Safety in the workshop.