The Learning Area of Technologies at Applecross Senior High School includes a broad range of specialty subjects and courses including to Design and Technology, Home Economics and Digital Technologies.
Technologies is a creative discipline which supports students to be resourceful, innovative and enterprising. In Design and Technology, students engage with tools, equipment, and technologies, and source, shape and manipulate materials to create designed solutions. Social, ethical and sustainability factors are considered in response to the needs of individuals and groups.
In Home Economics, students learn of the nutritional value and physical properties of food whilst learning to create healthy eating options. They explore a range of local, global and cultural foods and learn of food principles, including production processes, preservation, preparation, physical and sensory properties and perceptions. In Textiles, students learn hand and machine-based production techniques whilst interacting with various textile fibres. They explore marketing opportunities and sustainable manufacturing practices which impact and influence design.
The Western Australian Curriculum for Digital Technologies empowers students to shape change by influencing how contemporary and emerging information systems and practices are applied to meet future needs. Our curriculum’s increased engagement with coding, Photoshop, 3D modelling and printing and, game design develops digital fluency for students and takes advantage of new and exciting ways to learn. Today’s students will one day seek work in a globally connected digital world. Key development skills of logic, problem-solving and creativity will serve as an essential toolset in our knowledge-based society.