Technology & Enterprise
The Technology & Enterprise Department encompasses three learning areas:
- Business, Enterprise & Information Technology;
- Design & Technology; and
- Home Economics.
We provide specialist facilities across all materials in order to provide students with the widest possible experience.
Students work in a safety conscious, supportive environment where they learn to work both independently and as part of a team assisting and respecting each other.
The Head of Technology & Enterprise is Diane Quartermaine who can be contacted on 9881 9326 during office hours or [email protected]
Business, Enterprise & Information Technology
The Business, Enterprise and Information Technology Learning Area are committed to developing the technology skills of students throughout the school. Education is dynamic and so is the nature of technology, which means staff are constantly updating existing programmes and adapting by developing new curricula to give our students maximum exposure to this technology.
Certificate II in Business is a highly desirable course we offer out of this learning area, which is a vocational course for students who wish to pursue a career in Office Administration. Many students have later pursued this career pathway after successful completion of the Certificate.
Design and Technology
Design and Technology offers experiential learning, with a curriculum that is relevant, engaging, contemporary, physically active, and enjoyable and developmentally appropriate.
The technologies learning area focuses on the purposeful use of technologies knowledge, understanding, and skills including the creative process that assist people to select and utilise materials, information, systems tools and equipment to design and realise solutions.
These technologies solutions address personal, community and global needs and opportunities that improve the quality of life while taking into account societal values and economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Students can study within the learning area from year 7, through to year 12. Lower school courses in the context of wood, metal, and applied technology lead to strong VET qualifications in Senior School. These include Trade Certificates in Metals Engineering, MDMT, furniture, building construction. Course’s of Study in Graphics are also offered.
The priority for D&T will be to provide ongoing, developmentally appropriate opportunities for students to develop practise and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to maintain and enhance their own career opportunities in the highly competitive Western Australian job market.
Home Economics responds to current trends and community initiatives when planning our programs. We consider the needs of individuals, families and community groups by meeting students’ cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs. Our teachers offer opportunities for students to develop social and teamwork skills through practical activities. We are always striving to improve learning experiences in classroom activities by being creative and innovative as well as supporting the school’s literacy focus.
Year 7 to 12 students experience food preparation in a variety of situations as well as gaining a thorough background in nutrition and healthy living. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a feature of our school. Students work with foods as a commodity and explore current food styles, ingredients and the nutritional value of food. Units of Competency can be completed towards Certificate I and II in Hospitality and these units will be delivered in our brand new Trade Training Centre.
Year 7 to 12 students enjoy developing their skills in Textiles and Fashion with the Apex Teen Fashion Awards being the highlight for years 10 to 12. Students can compete in Day Wear, Evening Wear and Wearable Art. Senior School students can work to complete Certificates I and II in Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.