Technological and Applied Studies

Technological and Applied Studies is a key learning area that incorporates a number of technologies focusing on the design process.

Studying a TAS subject and gaining an understanding of the design process will enable students to manage, interpret, shape and alter their environment to improve their quality of life at home or the workplace.

The aim of the TAS faculty is foster in students the desire to design and produce innovative projects that stimulate inquiring minds at the same time as affirming the Biblical truth of God as the great designer.

All students in Years 7 and 8 complete a Technology course that develops thinking skills in students as they design and make projects. These design projects are undertaken in the areas of built environments, products and information/communications. Students will have the opportunity to learn about textiles, food technology and cooking, woodwork, metalwork and computer technologies. Students also learn how to use tools, machines and materials safely and effectively.

In years 9 and 10, students at Shire Christian have the opportunity to choose 2 electives. The electives offered by the TAS department are:

  • Engineering and Design
  • Food Technology
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Textiles and Design
  • Timber Technology

For the HSC in Years 11 and 12, students have the opportunity to choose to study the following subjects:

  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Design and Technology
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Certificate II VET Building and Construction Pathways
  • Food Technology
  • Textiles and Design