Soft Materials Technology
Technology is intervention by design. In Soft Materials Technology students are given opportunities to explore design possibilities and learn about the limitations of soft materials (Food and Textile products), to create outcomes which meet users’ needs, and that are Fit for Purpose.
Technology makes enterprising use of knowledge, skills and practices in the exploration and communication of design ideas. In this subject area students are given a problem or situation, and are challenged to develop their skills so that they can become innovative creators of solutions to a brief.
Students work through the Technology Process:
All students in Years 7, 8 & 9 undertake modules in both Food Technology and Textiles Technology where they have practical opportunities to work with materials and create products to address a brief.
In Year 10 Food Technology and Textiles Technology are options which students can elect to participate in for a full year. They are able to extend their practical skills and explore materials in more depth, and are encouraged to produce creative solutions to address needs and opportunities in given environments.
There are three subject areas on offer in the senior school. These are Food Technology at Year 11, Textiles Technology at Year 11, 12, and 13, and Hospitality at Year 11, 12 and 13.
Within each subject area students’ innovation and creativity is fostered. In addition to gaining practical skills, students hone their analytical and critical thinking skills. Many of our ex-students go on to Tertiary study in these subjects at either University or Polytechnic. Opportunities are provided to enable students to link their learning to industry or to further study beyond school in all three subject areas.