Narara Valley High School

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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 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.

skills and standards enhancing pathways to employment and further study.