Narara Valley High School

Telephone02 4329 3780

Emailnararavaly-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Technological and applied studies

Head Teacher:  Stuart Harvey

Teachers:  Sarah Anderson, Tracey Byrne, Tansia Green, Steve Hunt, Chris Louie, Ian Nicol, Louise Miller, Nikyetta Pencheff, Glenn Power and Jeanette Sellars 

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 use a range of tools, materials and techniques in the design process and technological experiences through theory and practical lessons. As well as the mandatory study of technology, students can select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to design and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
  • an option for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Available courses include:

  • Agricultural Technology 7-10
  • Design and Technology 7-10
  • Food Technology 7-10
  • Graphics Technology 7-10
  • Industrial Technology 7-10
  • Information and Software Technology 7-10
  • Textiles Technology 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.

skills and standards enhancing pathways to employment and further study.