Matt Paewai-Young by PNBHS

Technology

Digital Technology; Construction; Design and Visual Communication (DVC); Electronics; Joinery; Metalwork; Woodwork

Year 10 Digital Technologies - 10DGT

This is a Half Year Option. The course will lead into Computer Science at Level 1 and Electronics at Level 1. The course places emphasis on the following areas: Programming, Digital Jobs evaluation, Electronics and Robotics. Students will need to have their own laptop available for every lesson. Tablets, Notebooks, Chromebooks, and MacBook are not suitable for this course. Prerequisites: Open to all students. In order to complete all course work a laptop is needed. Course Fee $ 25.


Year 10 Design and Visual Communication (DVC) - 10TDV

DVC focuses on two main areas: Spatial Design (architecture, landscape, and interior) and Product Design (furniture and devices). 3D CAD modelling and 2D digital media presentation skills are fully integrated into the course, as well as freehand sketching, mock-up/models, and instrumental drawings.

The subject focuses on developing transferable design skills (problem solving, collaboration, creative thinking) and communication skills (verbal and digital presentation techniques). It leads students to a variety of design orientated career pathways.

For the half year rotation, students will learn 2D instrumental drawing techniques and advance into the digital world to develop a container shop and a lantern using SketchUp, where the finalised lantern can be laser cut for exhibition.

Course Requirement: A small specialist drawing equipment pack and the subject donation. 

Year 10 Metalwork - 10TMC
This course will include theory, reinforced by homework, and practical units of work in basic metal working skills and safety. The course is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge required to commence the Level 1 Mechanical Engineering course.


Year 10 Woodwork - 10TWD
The Year 10 half-year course involves woodworking skills, safety, planning projects and has a theory component. However, allows for a number of prerequisites to be met, to enable students to move into Level 1 Furniture. The aim of the Year 10 course is to equip students with the skills required to complete the Level 1 Furniture course. Students will complete a number of practical projects and theory units during the course.

Level One Digital Technology - 11DGT
This is a Level 1 Computer Science course. The course will lead on to Digital Technology at Levels 2 and 3. The course places an emphasis on the full process of planning, researching, producing and reporting on various digital outcomes. The content for each achievement standard is project-based. Students will need access to a laptop as this class is a BYOD subject. Students are expected to have their laptop available for every lesson. Tablets or Netbooks are not suitable for this course. Software used at Level 1 includes: Python (IDLE), Notepad++, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Photoshop. Prerequisites: Open to all students. Course Fee: $38.

Level One Design and Visual Communication - 11TDV

DVC focuses on two main areas: Spatial Design (architecture, landscape, and interior) and Product Design (furniture and devices). 3D CAD modelling and 2D digital media presentation skills are fully integrated into the course, as well as freehand sketching, mock-up/models, and instrumental drawings.

The subject focuses on developing transferable design skills (problem solving, collaboration, creative thinking) and communication skills (verbal and digital presentation techniques). It leads you to a variety of design orientated career pathways.

Students will use SketchUp to develop a sleepout which includes spatial, landscape and product designs; produce instrumental drawing and a presentation board.

Course Requirement: A small specialist drawing equipment pack and the subject donation. Students are strongly recommended to bring a laptop that meets the BYOD guidelines. For more information please visit bit.ly/PNBHSDVC

Level One Electronics - 11ELC

The course will have a strong practical, hands-on component as well as some theory sections. The course will be assessed using the moderated Achievement Standards.
A basic outline of the topics to be covered is as follows:
Introductory skills

  • Identification and function of components.
  • Design and development of simple electronic products
  • Prototyping, modification and construction
  • Making printed circuit boards (PCB)
  • Soldering technique
  • Basics of Electrical circuits and components
  • Electrical parameters
  • Fundamentals of series and parallel circuits
  • Measurement skills - use of a multimeter
  • Ohm's Law
  • Electronic Systems
  • Potential Dividers
  • Timing circuits - RC circuits
  • Relays
  • Transistor as a switch and an amplifier

Project Work
Students will be required to develop an electronic product which will showcase the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the course. The project will involve the use of a programmable micro-controller to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used in the design and construction of electronic outcomes.

Achievement Standard 1.5 - Develop an electronic outcome (6 Credits)

Level One Joinery - 11TJN

The Year 11 course continues to develop practical and theory-based skills utilising ITO Unit Standards (BCATS) assessments. Practical work is completed in school workshops with theory work completed throughout the year. Practical work is assessed in combination with theory work with both components contributing to the final grade. Students will gain experience in the use of a wide variety of machines and hand tools. The Year 11 Joinery course is compulsory for students wishing to be accepted into the Year 12 Construction or Joinery course.

Prerequisites
It is recommended that students have previously taken a Technology-based course. In addition to this, students must have displayed an appropriate work ethic and attitude in Year 10.

Course requirements
All students wishing to enrol in the Year 11 Joinery course must have the following:
School shoes
Safety glasses

Level One Mechanical Engineering - 11TMC

Students considering the Mechanical Engineering option will ideally have completed the Year 10 Workshop Metal Technology.

Students will need to have a good understanding of mathematics, and be studying General Science and/or Physics. A good standard of hand-writing is required.

Students study a programme of industry Unit Standards that are practically biased (students will complete several practical projects), and supported by underpinning theory components. Successful students, who achieve the prerequisite number of credits, will have the opportunity to advance to the Year 12/13 Level 2 course.

Level Two Construction - 12TCN

The Year 12 Construction course introduces students to the Construction industry through a combination of practical and theory-based BCATS assessments. Practical work is completed at our purpose build school construction site. Students take part in the construction of a large-scale project and will be exposed to all aspects of the building process from foundation to finished outcome. Students will gain experience in the use of a wide variety of industry power tools and machines. The course is offered as a single- and double-line option. The Year 12 Joinery or Construction course is compulsory for students wishing to be accepted in a Year 13 Construction or Joinery course.

Prerequisites

Students considering the Year 12 Construction course must have successfully passed Unit Standards 24352 and 24356. In addition to this, students must have displayed an appropriate work ethic and attitude throughout the Year 11 Joinery Course.

Course requirements

All students wishing to enrol in the Year 12 Construction course must have the following:

Steel capped work boots

Safety glasses

Level Two Design and Visual Communication (DVC) - 12TDV

DVC focuses on two main areas: Spatial Design (architecture, landscape, and interior) and Product Design (furniture and devices). 3D CAD modelling and 2D digital media presentation skills are fully integrated into the course as well as freehand sketching, mock-up/models, and instrumental drawings.

The subject focuses on developing transferable design skills (problem solving, collaboration, creative thinking) and communication skills (verbal and digital presentation techniques). It leads students to a variety of design orientated career pathways.

At the full year option course, students will use SketchUp to develop a cafe and furniture, and produce a presentation album using Adobe InDesign. There is a greater emphasis on the exploration and refinement of design ideas through more complex CAD modelling techniques.

Course Requirement: A small specialist drawing equipment pack, Adobe Device Licence and the subject donation. Students are strongly recommended to bring a laptop that meets the BYOD guidelines. For more information please visit bit.ly/PNBHSDVC

Prerequisite: Achievement in NCEA Level 1 standards at Year 11. Direct entry is possible at this level but only after consultation with the HOD.

Level Two Digital Technology - 12DGT

This is a Level 2 Computer Science course. The course will lead on to Digital Technology at Level 3. The course places an emphasis on the full process of researching, planning, producing and reporting on various digital outcomes. The content for each achievement standard is project based. Students will need access to a laptop as this class is a BYOD subject. Students are expected to have their laptops available for every lesson. Tablets or Netbooks are not suitable for this course. Software used at Level 2 includes: Python (IDLE), Notepad++, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Word. Prerequisites: Open to all students, however, Level 1, or previous programming experience is beneficial. Course Fee: $38.

Level Two Electronics

This course follows on from the Year 11 introductory course. This is for students interested in electronics and who may wish to pursue further training and employment in this field and focuses on:

· Direct current electrical theory and the identification of electronic componentry.

· Advanced knowledge of circuit concepts and component function.

· Investigating the functions of semiconductor devices and the operation of electronic systems.

· The basic principles and operation of micro-controllers and their role in control systems by learning to program embedded microcontrollers (using the PicAxe microcontrollers to create a self contained solution)

By the end of the course the students should be able to develop a brief, prototype and construct a simple circuit on a printed circuit boards. They should also be able to use a microcontroller as part of a control system (eg: monitor environmental conditions and effect a change).

Project Work:

Students will produce a simple electronic product which will show case the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the course. The students will be required to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used in the design and construction of electronic environments.

The main project will involve the development of an electronic outcome using advanced techniques and more complex interfacing with a programmable microcontroller.

Prerequisites: Having completed the Year 11 Electronics course would be advantageous.

Level Two Joinery - 12TJN
This course continues to develop practical and theory-based skills utilising ITO Unit Standards (BCATS) assessments. Practical work is completed in school workshops with theory work completed throughout the year. Practical work is assessed in combination with theory work with both components contributing to the final grade. Students will gain experience in the use of a wide variety of machines and hand tools. The Year 11 Joinery course is compulsory for students wishing to be accepted into the Year 12 Construction or Joinery course.

Prerequisites
It is recommended that students have previously taken a Technology based course. In addition to this, students must have displayed an appropriate work ethic and attitude in Year 11.

Course requirements
All students wishing to enrol in the Year 12 Joinery course must have the following:
School shoes
Safety glasses

Level Two Mechanical Engineering - 12TMC
Students considering the Mechanical Engineering option will ideally have completed the Year 10 Workshop Metal Technology.

Students will need to have a good understanding of mathematics, and be studying General Science and/or Physics. A good standard of hand-writing is required.

The Level 2 Unit Standard programme is delivered over a two year period, and is the commencement of the first year of a Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship. 

All of the Level 2 credits achieved in this subject are assessed from the substantial theory component this course delivers. Students must be prepared to demonstrate their understanding of mechanical processes, and applied mathematics, at an elevated level.
The practical element of the Year 12 programme focuses on consolidating the knowledge and skills gained during previous years. The projects become more demanding in complexity, with a higher expectation for accuracy throughout all of the work completed. Failure to complete the practical elements of this programme, to the quality expected, will result in the student being unable to fully complete the theory components.

Level Two Technical Drawing - 12TTD
Students opting for this programme will be assessed against Mechanical Engineering Industry Standards. No previous experience is necessary however, students must be attending a Technology Workshop course.

The programme includes units on sketching, geometry, engineering drawing and computer- aided design. Students will be expected to supply their own drawing instruments and folders, all of which are listed in the subject stationery pack.

Level Three Construction - 13TCN

The Level 3 Construction course builds upon work completed in Year 12. The course is assessed through a combination of practical and theory based BCITO (ITO) assessments. Practical work is completed at our purpose build school construction site. Students take part in the construction of a large-scale project and will be exposed to all aspects of the building process from foundation to finished outcome. Students will gain experience in the use of a wide variety of industry power tools and machines.

Prerequisites

Students must pass all Level Two Construction or Joinery Unit Standards to be considered for the Year 13 course. In addition to this, students must have displayed an appropriate work ethic and attitude during the Year 12 Construction or Joinery course.

Course requirements

All students wishing to enrol in the Year 13 Construction course must have the following:

Steel capped work boots

Safety glasses

As the theory work is completed online students should also have regular access to a laptop. 

Level Three Design and Visual Communication (DVC) - 13TDV

DVC focuses on two main areas: Spatial Design (architecture, landscape, and interior) and Product Design (furniture and devices). 3D CAD modelling and 2D digital media presentation skills are fully integrated into the course as well as freehand sketching, mock-up/models, and instrumental drawings.

The subject focuses on developing transferable design skills (problem solving, collaboration, creative thinking) and communication skills (verbal and digital presentation techniques). It leads students to a variety of design orientated career pathways.

At the full year option course, students will elect their own design spatial project and prepare a final exhibition. This course requires proficiency in a range of computer programmes, especially SketchUp, the integration of specialist spatial and product design knowledge, and visual presentation techniques. Students will exhibit their design work at the end of the year, accompanied with a small banner label designed with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Course Requirement: A small specialist drawing equipment pack, Adobe Device Licence and the subject donation. Students are strongly recommended to bring a laptop that meets the BYOD guidelines. For more information please visit bit.ly/PNBHSDVC

Prerequisite: Achievement in all NCEA Level 2 standards at Year 12. Direct entry is strongly discouraged at this level.


Level Three Digital Technology - 13DGT
This is a Level 3 Computer Science course. The course places an emphasis on the full process of researching, planning, producing and reporting on various digital outcomes. The content for each Achievement Standard is project based. Students will need access to a laptop as this class is a BYOD subject. Students are expected to have their laptop available for every lesson. Tablets or Netbooks are not suitable for this course. Software used at Level 2 includes: Python (IDLE), Notepad++, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Word. Prerequisites: Open to all students, however Level 1, or previous programming experience is beneficial. Course Fee: $38.

Level Three Electronics - 13ELC
This course focuses on skills and knowledge in the construction, operation, and performance of:

  • learning to program embedded microcontrollers (using the PicAxe microcontrollers to create a self contained solution)
  • semiconductor devices
  • electronic prototypes.
  • electronic product development
  • logic circuits.
  • ADC and DAC digital electronic interface devices

Project Work
Students will develop and produce a programmable electronic product that will showcase the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the course. The students will be required to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used in the design and use complex techniques in the construction of electronic environments.

Prerequisites: Level 2 Electronics or by negotiation with Head of Subject.
Good passes in Physics and Mathematics at Level 2 would be an advantage.

Level Three Joinery - 13TJN
The Level 3 Joinery course (new as of 2021) builds upon work completed in Year 12. The course is assessed through a combination of practical and theory based BCITO (ITO) assessments. Students will complete an individual project and the complete process of manufacturing an authentic joinery project. Students will gain experience in the use of a wide variety of industry power tools and machines.

Prerequisites
Students must pass all Level Two Construction or Joinery Unit Standards to be considered for the Year 13 course. In addition to this, students must have displayed an appropriate work ethic and attitude during the Year 12 Construction or Joinery course.

Course requirements
All students wishing to enrol in the Year 13 Joinery course must have the following:
Safety glasses

As the theory work is completed online students should also have regular access to a laptop.

Level Three Mechanical Engineering - 13TMC
Students considering the Year 13 Mechanical Engineering Technology option will have successfully achieved all of the Year 12 Mechanical Engineering Technology Unit Standards.

Students must have a good understanding of Mathematics, and have previously studied General Acience and/or Physics. A good standard of handwriting is required.
The Year 13 course is a continuation of the Year 12 Level 2 Unit Standard programme.
All work is internally assessed and moderated by the Industry Training Organisation (COMPETENZ)

The main practical component of the course is the fabrication of an electrically powered mini motorbike.