Technologies & Language

The Technologies learning area develop students to individually and collaboratively:

  • investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions
  • be creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time
  • make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future
  • engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies − materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and creating solutions
  • critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.

The Technologies learning area comprises of:

  • Design and Technologies
  • Digital Technologies


Design and Technologies students learn about technologies in society through different technologies contexts as they create designed solutions.

Year 7 & 8 - Design and Technology (Wood and Metals)

Year 7 & 8 Home Economics (Foods and Textiles)

Year 9 & 10 Foods, Jewellery, Metal, Wood, Textiles

Year 10 Caring for Children, Home Workshop

Year 11 & 12 Building and Construction, Children Family and Community, Food and Technology, Cert II Hospitality. Cert 11 Kitchen Operations, Materials Design and Technology: Wood, Metal, Textiles




Digital Technologies students are provided with practical opportunities to use design thinking and to be innovative developers of digital solutions and knowledge.

Year 7, 8, 9, 10 Digital Technologies

Year 11 & 12 Applied Information Technology



Language - Italian 


The benefits of being fluent in a second language are being better understood every day from global understanding to career opportunities. Students gain an understanding of other societies, the ability to interact with people and cultures other than their own and practical skills which they can use in future social, cultural and vocational areas.

Through Languages, students are also able to further develop their skills and understandings in English and their overall literacy.


Parent/Carer attitude toward language learning is crucial to your child’s success.

It’s our job at school to teach the language, but here are some simple things that you can do to help.

  • Be positive. Learning a language is an asset for life.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to ‘keep at it’ if they find something difficult, rather than giving up.
  • Ask your child about their language class – what topic are you doing this term? what is your major assessment task? What new sentence did you learn today?
  • Ensure you know who your child’s language teacher is and email him or her directly if you have any questions or concerns. 
  • Have your son or daughter teach you to say something in the language every week. This also makes for a fun family bonding experience.
  • Make sure that your child gets homework done and assessment tasks in on time. Apart from anything else, this is an important life skill.