Nuriootpa High SchoolNuriootpa High School

Technology

Design and Digital Technologies encompasses Material Products (Woodwork, Metalwork & Composite Materials), Systems Technology (Electronics & Automotive), Communication Products (3D Computer Aided Design) and Digital Technologies across the curriculum.

The implementation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) plays a crucial role within product development and creates opportunities for students to apply all aspects of STEM into their task work. Technology is about ‘making and doing’ and recognising the role people play in designing and creating new technologies to meet a need or solve a problem.

The use and application of Digital Technologies is embedded across all aspects of the Technologies curriculum through the use of specific curriculum software (i.e. Circuit Wizard 2, RealPCB, Solidworks and DayMap) and the specific use of BYOD and Mobile devices for educational applications is strongly supported.

Students develop the skills to look critically at technologies and issues arising from their manufacture and use. As students ‘make’, they test their ideas and thinking against reality by applying skills and techniques in safe and responsible ways. They learn to be creative, designing solutions to problems. Through this they learn that they can effect change and at the conclusion of their studies in Design and Digital Technologies, students will have had a productive practical experience, supported by professional and passionate teaching staff, which equips them for lifelong learning in the Technological realm.


2017 Design & Digital Technologies Staff:

John Barkley – Faculty Coordinator, Electronics Manager, Senior Electronics/Systems Technology – john.barkley601@schools.sa.edu.au
David Vaughan – Woodwork Manager, Metalwork – david.vaughan101@schools.sa.edu.au
Matthew Smith – VET Coordinator, Automotive Manager, Metalwork Manager, Pedal Prix Manager, Health Safety Rep. - matt.smith722@schools.sa.edu.au
Mandy Calbert – Computer Aided Design Manager, Junior Electronics/Systems Technology – mandy.calbert586@schools.sa.edu.au
Rob Moresi – Woodwork, Metalwork, Composite Materials, Junior Electronics, Year 8 YLM – robert.moresi706@schools.sa.edu.au
Rainer Kahl – Woodwork, Metalwork, Automotive – rainer.kahl980@schools.sa.edu.au
Kym Hampel – Woodwork, Metalwork – kym.hampel506@schools.sa.edu.au
Wayne Roscarol – Woodwork, Metalwork, Junior Electronics – wayne.roscarol698@schools.sa.edu.au

Curriculum Offerings/Materials Fees

Year 8:
Students undertake a five week rotational block in Woodwork, Metalwork, Electronics and 3D CAD (using Solidworks 3D CAD) for a Semester. This gives the students a taste of what they might like to pursue for a whole Semester in Year 9.
Year 8 Technology is a compulsory subject within the Year 8 Curriculum at NHS. There is a one off materials fee of $20.00.

Year 9:
Students have the option of selecting from the following subjects for a whole Semester.
Woodwork - $40 materials fee
Metalwork – $40 materials fee
Electronics – $50 materials fee
3D CAD – Materials costs based on product design
Digital Technologies (ICT Focus)

Year 10:
Students have the option of selecting from the following subjects for a whole Semester.
Woodwork - $50 materials fee
Metalwork – $50 materials fee
Electronics – $100 materials fee
3D CAD – Materials costs based on product design
Automotive (Car Maintenance) - $10

Year 11:
Students have the option of selecting from the following subjects for a whole Semester.
Furniture & Construction - $60 materials fee
Creative Woodwork - $60 materials fee
Composite Materials - $60 materials fee
Metalwork (can be studied for a whole year) – $60 materials fee or $120 materials fee
Electronics – $90 materials fee
3D CAD – Materials costs based on product design
VET Automotive (whole year) - $165

Year 12:
Students have the option of selecting from the following subjects for a whole year, however, only a maximum of two can be chosen.

PLEASE NOTE: A student wanting to undertake a University Pathway can only study ONE Technology subject. A student cannot study Composite Materials and Metalwork together. However, all other combinations are okay.

Furniture Construction (Material Products) - $120 materials fee
Composite Materials (Material Products) - $120 materials fee
Metalwork (Material Products) – $120 materials fee
Electronics (Systems & Control Products) – $120 materials fee
3D CAD (Communication Products) – Materials costs based on product design
VET Automotive (Cert II – offered through Barossa TAFE)
Woodwork CAD Metalwork
STEM in Technology Electronics