The Technology Department is diverse and offers a wide range of subjects to students. Assessment in Technology is split into two main areas; courses with achievement standards and courses with unit standards.
Examples of offered achievement standard courses are Graphics, Information Technology and Textiles Technology.
Examples of offered Unit standard courses are Automotive, Boat building, Carpentry, Catering and Hospitality, Information Management, and Computer Applications.
All of the courses offered can lead to tertiary study at university or polytechnic and the department has been increasingly successful at placing students into a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities. Consequently, Glenfield College is becoming well-respected amongst local industries for providing good quality candidates for apprenticeship.
At the junior level, (years 9 and 10) technology is a core curriculum subject, and students in year 9 experience a rotation of Electronics, Food and Bio Technology, Structures and Mechanisms, Productions and Processes and Information Technology. In year 10 the students can choose to extend their specialized interests into particular technological fields.
Our technology block was completely rebuilt in July 2008, allowing us to include brand new facilities and excellent improvements. The block has high visibility throughout with internal glass walls, increasing safety by offering greater visibility of our students. There are three machine or processing areas for Wood, Metal, Fabrics and Plastics along with attendant theory and design rooms for Wood, Metal and Fabric. These are in addition to specialist rooms for Automotive (including a fully operational service bay), Boat Building, Fabric, Graphics, Computing, Robotics, Food Technology ( including a fully serviced Restaurant ) and the staff work area.
Head of Technology
Phone: 444 9066 ext 737
Email: [email protected]
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