Design and Visual Communication
Design and Visual Communication is a subject where students solve real world design problems. They do this with freehand sketching, some technical drawing and CAD programs on computers.
Students in New Zealand need opportunities to develop knowledge and skills with Digital Technologies so they are equipped to respond to rapid changes in our society. This subject has the potential to strengthen the appeal to students of Digital Technologies as a specialist subject and to connect students with a range of enterprising and innovative employment opportunities and tertiary pathways.
Hard Materials Design
Hard Materials Design will suit those students who enjoy overcoming design issues. Students will work through a problem solving process which explores the design process and manufacture of high quality solutions.
Hard Materials Trade
The foundation for many Hard Materials Trade related courses begins with learning a range of practical skills in the school workshop.
This course will allow students to develop a sound understanding of basic engineering practices. Qualifications gained through this course may assist students to gain employment or entry to engineering based tertiary courses.
This course will give students an insight into joinery techniques using timber, with a focus on hand tools skills.
This course could lead to being accepted into many of the timber trade courses in tertiary training.
Building & Construction
This course provides students with an opportunity to gain an insight into the building industry. They will learn basic carpentry skills and knowledge through completing small construction projects.