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Our Year 7 and 8 students attend the Taupaki School Technology Centre each Tuesday. In Technology students learn processes in order to create a solution for an authentic issue. This process includes learning knowledge, researching, developing skills, being creative and producing and evaluating the final outcome.
Year 7 students attend the Technology Centre one day per week for the second half of the year. They rotate around the three technology rooms every six weeks experiencing Hard Materials, Soft Materials and Food Technology. The students develop knowledge of the Technology process and begin to understand the language of Technology. At the completion of these three cycles the students choose 2 out of the 3 options for their Year 8 cycle, which is run for the first 2 terms of the following year. These options consist of 9 lessons in each area and students work through an in-depth programme.