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Technologies

Express your creativity and flare in a range of subject offerings from the Technologies Learning Area. Whether it’s creating a piece of jewellery in Design and Technology, serving up a sumptuous meal in Food Technology, or creating a fun animation in Information Technology, you can express yourself in Technologies.

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

There will come a time when you end up living on your own or with your mates. Believe us when we tell you – learning life skills will be a lifesaver. Get involved with foods and learn something that will be useful.

Year 7: Food Technology Taster

Food, Food, Food

In ten short weeks student will taste, explore, cook and evaluate simple everyday food. Students will begin to understand that food choices affect their health and wellbeing. Skills learnt will give them confidence to try new things in the kitchen at home developing their own interest in cooking for themselves and others.

Year 8 (Semester 1): Food for Health

Australia is a lucky country with abundant choices of food from the local markets and supermarket. Learn to evaluate the advertising messages, which bombard us from magazines, radio, internet and TV. Which ones do we believe? This semester students look in-depth at the five food groups and the nutrients that are found in the foods we eat and the effect that they have on the everyday functioning of the body. For example the calcium found in dairy products is needed for bone growth in healthy adolescents.

Year 8 (Semester 2): Entertaining with Food

Feeling hungry just thinking about it? During this semester students will learn practical food skills while working their way through the formal menu, starting with hors d’ oeuvres then following on with entrée and all the way through to desserts and chocolates. While planning and cooking food for other people, consideration needs to be given to a variety of aspects like the age, culture, allergies, likes and dislikes. Meals prepared in the kitchen will take these into consideration and students will have an opportunity to create meals for other people.

Year 9 (Semester 1): Food Decisions

What is a protein shake? What is a diet? Does the latest fad diet really work when losing weight? How much should I eat every day? Homemade food vs commercial food, which is better for me? Concentrating on the dietary guidelines developed for a healthier Australia, students will learn how to prepare meals that help us live longer and make the most out of every day.

Year 9 (Semester 2): Café Culture

Café style restaurants and dining out at cafés has increased in popularity over the past few years. This course examines aspects of the café menu including cakes, pastries, café meals and beverages. Students will be given an opportunity to develop their food preparation skills and learn new exciting trends in food styling. See you in the kitchen.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Prepare for your future and have fun doing it. Information Technology (IT) is now one of the most important elements in any career and it is important to keep up to date with trends and industry direction. At Broome Senior High School we provide a range of themes and topics to choose from; all interesting, creative and definitely all enjoyable.

Year 7 – Digital Technologies

Information Technology runs for one term as one of the options classes that students sample in Year 7. The course introduces students to the software that will become essential for their success in high school. Students will complete the course with a solid understanding and knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher. Once completed, the course will enable students to transfer and apply the skills they have learned into other subject areas, thus allowing for a better quality of work and a higher level of achievement.

Year 8 – Digital Technologies

The Year 8 course runs across one semester and will now be undertaken by all students in Year 8. The course introduces students to the next level of industry standard software across a range of practical applications. Using the Adobe Suite (specifically Muse, Audition, Premiere Pro and Photoshop), students will create websites, edit sound files, create studio quality movies and edit images. Students will also be introduced to 3D CAD Drawing programs, the applications of which can be applied across all STEM subjects.

Year 9 – Digital Technologies

Students will have the opportunity to extend their graphic design skills, learn to use cutting edge 3D printing and design software plus develop practical skills (drone operations and 3D printing) in an open ended and interactive environment. The Year 9 course runs for one semester as an option class and covers coding (game making), 3D printing, web design, movie making (including special effects), Photoshop, 3D CAD Drawing and Drone operations. Students will use a range of software and hardware including the Adobe Suite, 3D printers (UP Box and Makerbot), 3D drawing (Sketch Up and 123D Design) and Drones.

METALS TECHNOLOGY

Metals Technology involves student using a range of workshop tools, machinery and equipment whilst producing individual projects with a range of materials, including steel, aluminium, acrylic, sterling silver and shells (jewellery making). Some tasks require students to solve problems using the design process then complete projects using previously learnt practical skills such as welding, bending material, shaping material and buffing/polishing.

Year 7 Metals

Students will be introduced to the metals workshop where they can work with tools, devices and machines and become familiar with safety requirements in the workshops. Students may work with acrylic (thermoplastic), metals of varying types, timber and other materials. Students will learn to read off a plan, feel safe in an industrial environment and follow a process to create quality products.

Year 8 Metals (Semester 1)

Students have had a feel for the workshop in Year 7 and will now use and gain confidence with a larger variety of tools and machines including oxy acetylene welding. Students will make a dustpan from sheet metal and use the scroll bender to make a hanging bracket or shelf.

Year 8 Metals (Semester 2)

They will learn new skills and continue to make projects from metal and other materials including acrylic. Projects include a small sheet metal box, acrylic lure/brass lure, fish scalar and crab gauge. Students will finish the semester confident in using hand tools and some machines.

Year 9 Metals (Semester 1)

Students now have a clear understanding of the workshop and its environment and will have gained confidence working with materials. They will be able to follow a working drawing to make their own tool box and express their design qualities in making a candelabra.

Year 9 Metals (Semester 2)

At this point students may exercise their own design thinking and creativity in adapting and adding to designs. They develop their fabrication skills through MIG welding, oxy welding and the use of the plasma cutter. They will have made a wheel chock, army designed sand anchor peg and own jewellery piece.

WOOD TECHNOLOGY

Year 7 Wood

Students will gain understanding into basic woodwork processes and the safe and correct use of hand tools and machinery. Through a safe and supportive environment students will construct the following projects: noughts and crosses board, cricket bat and wooden owl doorstop.

Year 8 Wood

Students will undertake a variety of workshop projects that include the use of hand tools and machinery. Through a safe and supportive environment students will construct the following projects: baseball bat, desk tidy, jewellery, toy truck, wooden lure, table tennis bat, chopping board, storage box, wood carving, sailing boat, wooden plane, peg note holder, phone organiser and rolling pin. On some of the projects students will go through the technology design process to create individual and creative projects. They will also be exposed to reading plans and technical drawing.

Year 9 Wood

This year students will focus on the development of their practical skills and independence in the workshop. Through a safe and supportive environment students will construct the following projects: wooden footstool, CO2 dragster, wooden bowl, BBQ organiser, house sign, jewellery box, clock and sliding lidded box.

During the clock and CO2 dragster projects students will follow the technology design process to create one off designs. They will also be exposed to modern technology processes through the use of technical drawing and CNC routing.

SENIOR SCHOOL

Technologies enrich and impact on the lives of people and societies globally. Society needs enterprising students who can make discerning decisions about the development and use of technologies, develop solutions to complex challenges and contribute to sustainable patterns of living.

Technologies provides students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning. Technologies help students to be regional and global citizens, capable of actively and ethically communicating and collaborating.

For more information about Technologies courses, please see the Head of Learning Area – Technologies, Mr Farley Murton.