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Warners Bay High School

Warners Bay High School

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Technology and Applied Studies

Highlights from 2021 were:

Tech Girls

In Term One, thirty Year 7 and Year 8 girls participated in a Tech Girls workshop run by Techgirls Movement Foundation. The girls worked in small groups to design an app to solve a local problem. Using their design thinking skills they came up with some awesome concepts that were innovative and were invited to participate in the STEM Entrepreneurship program. 

Warners Bay High had two teams enter the Tech Girls Movement competition which aims at empowering girls across STEM Fields. A WBHS TAS teacher coordinated and worked with the two teams.

Our two teams "Sports 2 Go" included Ashley A, Alexandra C, Sienna H and Maddison H and our second team, "Psycalm" Imogen S, Ami B and Grace Y, worked alongside their mentors from the Defence force creating an app which had to meet a UN development sustainability goal as well as creating a business plan and meeting up outside of school hours to get their app up and running. 

Psycalm secured a spot in the finals, although they did not take out the big prize, we are very proud of what they achieved in the short time 8-week timeline. 

Year 12 Design and Technology Results

Design and Technology students achieved outstanding HSC results last year for their Major Design Projects (MDP) and HSC exams with

  • Band 6 = 3 students
  • Band 5 = 5 students
  • Band 4 = 3 students
  • Band 3 = 1 students

The students focused on producing innovative design projects using a variety of software – Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere, CAD – HomeStyler and Room Sketcher, website html/ccs coding, Apple ProCreate, Apps such as:  Apple Pages and Piccollage, Monogatari Visual Novel Engine and many more.

All the students challenged themselves to not only complete a Design Portfolio and to explain the design process they followed to create their marvellous MDP, but also learnt new skills utilising the software they had chosen.

TEA Article

TEA: Technology Educators Association magazine featured an article about the TAS Faculty at Warners Bay High School. 

The article was about the new technology that TAS had the opportunity to purchase which is an A3 sublimation printer, A3 heat press and twin mug press plus software SAWGRASS. The article was written by Mrs N Parker-Kennedy, WBHS TAS teacher. 

Two TAS teachers were also trained in using the technology and software. Stage 4 Technology Mandatory students have been using the technology and software this semester and it has been a success.

Permanent Appointment

Mr Jason Moore was appointed as a permanent TAS teacher in 2021. His teaching areas include Industrial Technology, Engineering Studies, Technology Mandatory and Food Technology.

Mr Moore has adapted well to our collaborative faculty and his eagerness to learn new skills to support his students is a great asset to WBHS and the TAS faculty.

HSC Major Projects

Students designed and produced a range of Major Projects and Folios in Design & Technology, Industrial Technology Timber Products and Furniture, Industrial Technology Metals & Engineering and Textiles & Design in what was challenging year. They persevered and working tirelessly to complete their projects plus the folios with the support of their talented and dedicated teachers.

Again, due to COVID HSC Major Design Projects and Folios were marked at school by the HSC teachers. This experience allowed teachers to collaborate and build on their skills in supporting students with their Major Design Projects.

TAS Stage 4 and 5 Design Projects

Throughout 2021 TAS students, with the support and guidance from their TAS teachers, designed and produced many projects showing the development of skills from food preparation and presentation, woodwork and metalwork skills, textiles designing and manufacturing, coding, 3D printing, graphic design, STEM skills just to name a few.