The school has two fully equipped workshop facilities catering to Junior and Senior Technology Wood classes.
The department teaches traditional woodworking skills at all levels and uses the Bconstructive units of work at Year 11 and 12 as assessment for NCEA.
We offer option programmes at Year 9 through to Year 12 catering for students who enjoy the opportunity to make practical projects in a structured and friendly learning environment.
Year 9 students are able to select Technology Wood as a half year option that is broken up into three practical projects with supporting theory work. The course introduces students to basic and fundamental woodworking skills and techniques. Students will learn how to use and maintain a variety of hand tools, how to plan and quality check work as well as health and safety issues.
The Year 10 course is a full year option with students building upon their prior learning in a workshop setting. Students will complete practical tasks that cover a range of wood working joints Theory components of the course will introduce students to the properties of timber as well as the safe use of hand tools, and health and safety issues. Students will be introduced to the safe use and maintenance of limited portable power tools.
The Year 11 Technology Wood course draws on prior learning as students undertake a range of Unit Standards delivered through the Bconstructive programme. Units of work include:
Year 12 Furniture
At Year 12 we offer two programmes built around the Bconstructive units of work. Year 12 furniture is a one period option for students who may be interested in using these skills as a career pathway or maybe just for general life skills. The Year 12 Construction programme is a double period option. This is for students who are committed to pursuing a career in the building industry and contains a work experience component as part of the programme.
Year 12 Construction
At year 13 there is the opportunity for students to study for the BCITO Level 3 National Certificate in Carpentry theory units of work. These are the first stages in an apprenticeship in carpentry and are taken in conjunction with the schools Gateway programme.
The outcomes of these programmes sees a large percentage of students completing and taking home quality practical projects completed to a high standard.
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