Technology education at St John’s College endeavours to encourage an inspire a flexible learning environment.
At St John's College, we will constantly strive to promote a flexible and energising technology curriculum by working together as a group of educators informed and ready to meet the challenges that society and the curriculum has set.
The TAS faculty utilises both traditional and industry standard technologies to provide students with opportunities to engage in innovative practical design activities.
The rapid rate of technological change in an increasingly knowledge-based society highlights the need for flexible technological capability, innovative thinking and effective communication skills. Vital life skill such as team work, communication, time management and organisational skills underpin all TAS design projects. Students identify needs that have personal relevance, apply design theory and use design processes that encourage flexibility, resourcefulness and imagination in the development, communication and production of quality solutions.
Students studying TAS use a variety of materials, tools and techniques to solve real world problems and create solutions in response to this.
TAS electives provide the opportunity for students to complete practical projects, which are both challenging and rewarding. They allow students to develop sound practical skills which are an asset both personally and later in the workplace.
List of subjects offered in this KLA
Year 7 and 8 (Stage 4 )
- Technology (Mandatory)
Year 9 and 10 (Stage 5) Elective
- Agriculture Technology
- Food Technology
- Industrial Technology – Timber
- Industrial Technology – Metal
- Textile Technology
Preliminary and HSC Course (Stage 6)
- Industrial Technology – Timber Products and Furniture Technologies
- Textile and Design
Year 12 Major Work
In summary TAS is a Key Learning Area that integrates both procedural and conceptual knowledge based on a holistic view of design concepts.
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