Middle School Subjects – Design and Technologies

Design and Technology is the outworking of our understanding that we are made in God’s image and as a result, we are creative beings. This subject enables students to discover their creative essence to develop design solutions to address a need or problem. Students also communicate concepts with others using various technologies. Students investigate, plan, produce and evaluate various projects, while considering what impact their design has on themselves, others and the environment.

Students use natural and produced materials, becoming familiar with both traditional and emerging technologies to create functional projects. As students move through Middle School they encounter problems of increasing complexity which need critical thinking to produce creative solutions.

Year 7

Potential Content:

In 2020, this subject will be combined with Digital Technologies in Year 7.

  • Introduction to Safety with clean technologies
  • Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Laser Cutter to produce an acrylic mirror.
  • 3D Printing
  • Basic Electronics

Year 8

Potential content:

  • Safety with clean technologies, electronics and basic hand tools.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) components
  • Laser Cutter and hand tools to produce a maze
  • Electronics project. Illuminated sign
  • 3D Printing

Year 9

Potential content:

  • Safety with workshop machines, hand tools and portable power tools.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) of a dragster and assemble components
  • Electronics project - Robobug
  • Forming acrylic in a press mould and vacuum forming PETG.
  • Extension projects

Year 10 Design & Technology