Narara Valley High School

For the Future

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Technological and applied studies

Head Teacher:  Stuart Harvey

Teachers:  Sarah Anderson (Rel. HT), Tansia Green, Steve Hunt, Chris Louie, Ian Nicol, Jeanette Sellars, Alison Wade and Georgia Wallace.

Technological and applied studies (TAS) is mandatory for all students in Year 7 and 8. Students can also select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

In TAS, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through a design and production process using a range of tools, materials and techniques in theory and practical lessons.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • mandated from Kindergarten to Year 8 through Science and Technology K-6 and Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 syllabuses
  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding to design and produce solutions
  • optional for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Available courses include:

  • Technology Mandatory Years 7-8
  • Agricultural Technology Years 7-10
  • Design and Technology Years 7-10
  • Food Technology Years 7-10
  • Graphics Technology Years 7-10
  • Industrial Technology Years 7-10
  • Information and Software Technology Years 7-10
  • Textiles Technology Years 7-10
  • Agriculture Stage 6
  • Design and Technology Stage 6
  • Engineering Studies Stage 6
  • Food Technology Stage 6
  • Industrial Technology Stage 6
  • Information Processes and Technology Stage 6
  • Software Design and Development Stage 6
  • Textiles and Design Stage 6.

The TAS faculty offers diversity in skills and courses and is leading the way for integration of digital and adaptive technologies.

The TAS faculty undertakes project based learning activities in line with industry skills and standards enhancing pathways to employment and further study.

From the NESA website:

Through the study of technology courses, students engage in a diverse range of practical experiences and develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary and advancing technologies.  They develop solutions to identified problems and situations, and explore the impact of technologies on the individual, society and the environment.​