The Technology Department consists of five subject areas: Design & Visual Communication, Food Technology, Fashion and Textiles, Building & Construction Technology and Digital Technology. These creative and practical subjects encourage students to think imaginatively and push the boundaries of design.
Design and Visual Communication and Building and Construction Courses are available from Years 7-13 with Food Technology, Fashion and Textiles and Digital Technology is offered to junior students.
Throughout all technology subjects students will learn and develop an understanding surrounding the design process. Drawing, writing, digital and construction skills are explored across all fields.
Technology is a problem solving subject which allows students to think critically, research and analyse personal and professional design to experiment and explore with different materials, processes and systems used within the design and technology fields.
Senior technology subjects prepare students for a range of different university subjects, or trades based learning. Design and Visual communication is University recognised and credits gained lead towards University Entrance.
Design & Visual communication explores the art of freehand and instrumental drawing specifying in Product and Spatial design, with some students exploring Fashion. Students investigate aesthetic and functional aspects of design, together with researching into the work of professional designers to inform creative ideas. All subjects are NCEA assessed.