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TECHNOLOGY - Hangarau

The subjects we offer in all our technology areas

LEVEL 1 (YEAR 11)

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY - DIT111

This course will allow students to learn and develop their coding skills so that they can write programs to solve simple problems and creative interactive digital solutions. Students will also learn what makes a great website and use this to design and develop a digital outcome which could be a website, digital game or animation. They work on achievement standards on two projects of work. 

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: 17 at Level 1

Expenses: Laptop with sufficient storage space to download required programmes. 

Contact: Mrs A White

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DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION - DVC111

The focus of this course is the generation and development of design ideas through visual communication techniques that lead to innovative and quality outcomes. Students will develop sketching, modelling and computer aided design skills by working with a range of materials and processes. There are two projects that cover product design and architectural design.

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: 22 at Level 1 (includes 4 credits Level 1 literacy and 3 credits Level 1 numeracy)

Contact: Mrs A White

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FASHION & DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - FDT111

In this course students will work through two major projects, researching, designing, drafting and constructing two streetwear garments of own choice. Students will evaluate the finished garments against specifications to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: 22 at Level 1 (includes 8 credits Level 1 literacy)

Expenses: Project and cost to be confirmed at the start of the year

Contact: Mrs S Thrupp

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HOME ECONOMICS - HEC111

This course offers students practical experience using a range of techniques and processes for the safe preparation of food. Students will learn how to interpret nutrition information in various forms to enable them to make informed food choices which enhance well-being. They will use Healthy Food Models to plan daily food requirements for teenagers.

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: 19 at Level 1 (includes 14 credits Level 1 literacy)

Contact: Mrs R Rees

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY - PDT111

In this course students will use the design process with a focus on researching, planning, functional modelling and the construction of one main project based around personal storage or an electric vehicle.

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: 18 at Level 1 (includes 4 credits Level 1 literacy if external is completed)

Expenses: Project and cost to be confirmed at the start of the year

Contact: Mr Q Smitheram


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LEVEL 2 (YEAR 12)

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY - DIT222

This course further develops students' computing skill through an engaging, informative and exciting school programme that will equip and inspire students to study in digital technologies. Students develop ideas, manage data, program and game development and web design, working on achievement standards through one project of work.

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: 18 credits at Level 2

Expenses: Laptop with suitable hardware

Contact: Mrs A White

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DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION - DVC222

The focus of this course is on the generation, exploration and refinement of design ideas. Students will use visual communication techniques that lead to innovative and quality outcomes. Students will develop sketching and functional modelling skills by working with a range of materials and processes. Two projects will cover product design, architectural design and presentation.

Entry Requirements: 10 credits from DVC111 or HOLA approval.

Credits: 22 at Level 2.

Contact: Mrs A White

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FASHION & DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - FDT222

Students will research, design, draft and construct a Wearable Art garment for an exhibition. New skills such as fashion drawing, fabric manipulation and advanced techniques and processes, with a focus on sustainability, will be an integral part of this course. Students will have the opportunity to attend WOW in Wellington and tour Massey University School of Design.

NOTE: FDT222 and PDT222 can both be taken in the same year only with the approval of the HOLA.

Entry Requirements: 10 credits from FDT111 or PDT111, or HOLA approval.

Credits: 22 at Level 2

Expenses: Project and cost to be confirmed at the start of the year

Contact: Mrs S Thrupp

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HOME ECONOMICS - HEC222

This course gives students the opportunity to carry out research and present their findings on sustainable food practices such as sourcing food locally. Students will gain skills in interpreting, analysing and evaluating written information about current nutritional issues such as food insecurity in New Zealand. They will explore the relationship between well-being and food choices.

Entry Requirements: 10 literacy credits or HOLA approval

Credits: 19 at Level 2 (includes 4 credits towards UE writing)

Contact: Mrs R Rees

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PRODUCT DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - PDT222

In this course students will use the design process with a focus on researching, planning, functional modelling and the construction of one main project based around seating or an electric vehicle.

Note: PDT222 and FDT222 can both be taken in the same year only with the approval of the HOLA.

Entry Requirements: 10 literacy credits or HOLA approval

Credits: 18 at Level 2

Expenses: Project and cost to be confirmed at the start of the year

Contact: Mr Q Smitheram

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LEVEL 3 (YEAR 13)

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DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION - DVC333

The focus of this course is on the ideation of design ideas through visual communication techniques that lead to innovative and quality outcomes. Students will develop visual communication and functional modelling skills by working with a range of materials and processes.

There are two major projects that cover ideation, architectural design and exhibition.

Entry Requirements: 10 credits from DVC222 or HOLA approval

Credits: 22 at Level 3

Contact: Mrs A White

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY - DIT333

This course further develops students' computing skills through an engaging, informative and exciting school programme that will equip and inspire students to study in digital technologies. This course is offered in collaboration with Ara, The Institute of Canterbury. Students develop ideas, manage data, program and web design, working on achievement standards through a project of their own choosing.

Entry Requirements: 8 credits from DTA222

Credits: 16 credits at Level 3

Expenses: Laptop with suitable hardware is recommended

Contact: Mrs A White

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FASHION & DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - FDT333

This course will encourage students to develop passion, interest, knowledge and skills in the many facets of textiles, fashion and design. Using the technological process, students will research, design and construct a garment for a context in 2022. The nature of the garment will be sustainable and ethical from a global perspective.

Note: PDT333 and FDT333 can both be taken in the same year only with the approval of the HOLA.

Entry Requirements: 10 credits from FDT222, PDT222 or HOLA approval

Credits: 20 at Level 3 (includes 10 credits towards UE literacy)

Expenses: Project and cost to be confirmed at the start of the year

Contact: Mrs S Thrupp 

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HOME ECONOMICS - HEC333

This course offers students the opportunity to build their critical analysis skills in an investigation of how eating patterns have changed since the introduction of fast food chains. Students will analyse food advertisements to discover their impact on food choices and well-being.

They will explore current nutritional concerns affecting New Zealand society.

Entry Requirements: 10 credits from HEC222 or HOLA approval

Credits: 19 at Level 3 (includes 19 credits towards UE literacy, 15 reading 4 writing)

Contact: Mrs R Rees

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PRODUCT DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - PDT333

In this course students will use the design process with a focus on researching, planning, functional modelling and the construction of one main project based around a real identified issue or an electric vehicle.

Note: PDT333 and FDT333 can both be taken in the same year only with the approval of the HOLA.

Entry Requirements: 10 credits from PDT222 or HOLA approval.

Credits: 18 at Level 3 (includes 4 writing credits towards UE literacy if external is completed)

Expenses: Project and cost to be confirmed at the start of the year

Contact: Mr Q Smitheram