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 Teacher in Charge of Design & Technology is Peter Erickson who can be contacted on 9881 9317 during office hours or firstname.lastname@example.org
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/III 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
Students have opportunities to select from a range of technologies, materials, tools and equipment. They consider the ways characteristics and properties of technologies can be combined to design and produce solutions. They develop strategies which enable them to consider social, ethical and sustainability factors. Students’ use of creativity, innovation and enterprise is encouraged to increase both independence and collaboration.
From Years 7 to 12 students are exposed to the increasingly complex sequences and steps involved in design tasks. They develop plans to manage design tasks, including safe and responsible use of materials and tools to successfully complete design tasks. Wood, Metals, Plastics, Graphics and Computer-Numeric-Controlled production techniques are used in design and manufacturing.
Our Staff have strong connections to industry and guide our upperschool cohort with opportunities to study Building & Construction, and Materials Design and Technology in both Wood and Metals, along with VET qualifications, to ensure students can apply themselves to 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.