Specialist Subjects

Technology

Food Technology

Food Technology has a special appeal as all our students love to eat! Here they learn about aspects of healthy living as well as basic food preparation skills. Our Food Tech room is well equipped with a range of microwave, gas and electric stoves but, alas, no dishwashers. They all learn to wash dishes properly so they can demonstrate these skills at home!

Explorations Technology

Technology is intervention by design. Explorations Technology combines hard materials, design and science. Students identify a need or opportunity. Plan and design a product using a design brief, learn and apply practical skills, create a prototype product from design plans, test and evaluate their finished product and reflect on their learning. Part of this reflection process involves identifying any flaws in their design and problem-solving solutions to improve their final product.

The Arts

The arts allows students to explore their creativity, All students experience:
 
Visual Art

Visual Art, students explore the principles & elements of visual arts to interpret the world around them.

Music

Students learn about a range of musical styles and the basics of playing an instrument. There are many opportunities for performing within the community.

Dance & Drama
Dance & Drama encourages students to explore movement, form and pattern. Students are encouraged to use Dance/Drama as a way of representing their ideas and feelings.

Learning Media

Purpose:

  • To give students experience with a wide range of digital technologies that will enhance and empower their learning.
  • To provide them with choices of technologies that best suit their learning styles.
  • To develop skills and strategies that will support ‘lifelong learning’.
  • To build on and encourage strengths for the future