Department of Education - Learners First

Technologies

Meet the Technology Team 

Digital Technologies
Mark Dew (Team Leader)
Susan Bowler
Warren Bradley
Matt Cleaver

Materials, Design and Technology (MDT)
Shaun Fullarton (Team Leader) – Years 7-10
Ashley Rist-Years 7- 10

Food Studies and Textiles
Cassandra Boxall (Team Leader)
Tamara Dawes
Danny Munting
Daniel Pickett
Jared Richardson

Digital Technologies

Digital Technologies is a subject completed by all students in Year 7, with a variety of elective subjects in Years 8, 9 and 10. It provides students with the opportunity to design, manage and evaluate digital solutions via exploring various computer applications. To develop innovative algorithms and creative designs to effectively communicate ideas in a range of settings. To redefine current and future needs and to utilise safe, ethical and respectful communication. Students learn to problem solve, work collaboratively and manage digital projects.

Students receive training in a range of current software including Office 365, Python 3 , Unity3D, and HTML5 and CSS, and in the process build confidence to use any digital system which greatly improves their employability in the future.

  • Digital Technologies Years 7 to 10
  • Digital Art Years 8 to 10
  • Coding and App Development Years 9 and 10
  • Business Computing Years 9 and 10
  • Digital Construction Years 9 and 10

Design Technologies

Design and Technology is a core subject area in Years 7 and 8, and an elective subject in Years 9 and 10. Design and Technology provides students with the opportunity to develop skills using a variety of materials including food and textiles (Home Economics) and wood, plastic and metal (Materials, Design and Technology -MDT). Students learn about principles of design and explore and apply solutions when undertaking design tasks.

Design and Technology subjects develop a wide range of skills which are vital in creating future career pathways, including:

  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Project management
  • Skills and equipment selection
  • Evaluation of design and/or project success
  • Literacy and numeracy (developed through application to real life experiences)

Materials, Design and Technology

Materials, Design and Technology is a subject completed by all students in Years 7 and 8, and an elective subject in Years 9 and 10. Design and Technology provides students with the opportunity to explore the elements of product design and problem solving solutions to meet current and future needs. During this process, students use Literacy and Numeracy in real life contexts and develop the confidence to test ideas and explore new solutions to existing problems. We help them to develop skills in communication, teamwork and project management. These are skills are vital in creating future career pathways. At RBHS students are able to develop their Materials, Design and Technology through the following subjects:

  • Woodwork
  • Metal work
  • Applied technology

This page is still under construction. Staff are working in collaborative teams to develop and update the learning opportunities for all students in our school. We shall continue to upload information as it becomes available and updated.