Our Technology Learning Area encompasses the following subjects in 2020:

  • Automotive Engineering - Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
  • Construction - Year 10, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
  • Digital Technologies - Year 9* to Level 1 to Level 3
  • Hospitality - Level 1 to Level 2
  • QRC Hospitality Level 3.
  • Laser Design Studio Year 10 to Level 3
  • Materials Technology - Metal - Year 10
  • Mechanical Engineering - Level 1 & 2 and Year 13
  • Mechatronics - Year 10 to Level 3
  • Pre-Hospitality - Year 10
  • Technology Design Studio - Year 10 
  • Technology - Year 9*

* Year 9 Technology

Students will cover the learning areas within Technology that are listed below.

Metal/ Construction, ,Digital/ Mechatronics, ICT,  and Laser Design / S.T.E.M


The aim of Technology is to help develop a student's broad technological literacy that will equip them to participate in society as informed citizens and give them access to technology-related careers. They will learn through using the technological process to plan, create and develop real life projects. This will mean they learn practical skills as they develop these outcomes. Technology is associated with transforming information and materials to meet a need in society.

Within a technological context, students will:

  • develop knowledge of the principles and processes of technology
  • identify and explore needs and opportunities which may be met through technological activity
  • create and evaluate ideas to improve or modify technology in relation to these identified needs and opportunities
  • choose and use materials, tools, and equipment skilfully and safely
  • design their own technological solutions
  • work to agreed specifications and quality standards
  • recognise the inter-relationship of technology, the environment and society now, in the past and in the future.

There are many career pathways students can choose to follow from within this Learning Area, ranging from Mechatronics, App designer, Film and media technician, Pattern Maker, Junior fashion Designer, Automotive Electrician, Computer aided designer, Builder or entry into the Armed Forces.

Te Tai Tokerau Trades Academy also encompasses some of our subjects, such as Automotive Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Credits from these subjects can help students progress towards trades apprenticeships.

Head of Learning Area
Ms Michelle Green

Assistant Head of Learning Area
Mr Wayne Harrison

Technology Block Safety
In many of our senior classes the goal is to deliver industrial qualifications to the students. This means that students need to be aware of, and comply with, safety requirements. Students need to attend wearing sturdy, fully-enclosed footwear. Hair should be tied back, and all jewellery (including taonga) removed or secured. Long shorts or trousers are the most appropriate clothing for a workshop. In some areas, overall are supplied. Teachers have the authority to exclude students from the class who are unsafely dressed or to not allow them to do practical work. Parents, please support these important programmes by ensuring that your young person is appropriately dressed for their course of study.
Jack Saxon, Principal

Level 3 subjects filled in blue with white writing are University Approved.

Courses in this Learning Area

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