Bellingen High School

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Technological and applied studies

Technological and applied studies (TAS) is mandatory for all students in Year 7 and 8. Students can also select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

In TAS, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through a design and production process using a range of tools, materials and techniques in theory and practical lessons.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • mandated from Kindergarten to Year 8 through Science and Technology K-6 and Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 syllabuses
  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding to design and produce solutions
  • optional for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Available courses include:

  • Technology Mandatory Years 7-8
  • Agricultural Technology Years 7-10
  • Design and Technology Years 7-10
  • Food Technology Years 7-10
  • Graphics Technology Years 7-10
  • Industrial Technology Years 7-10
  • Information and Software Technology Years 7-10
  • Textiles Technology Years 7-10
  • Agriculture Stage 6
  • Design and Technology Stage 6
  • Engineering Studies Stage 6
  • Food Technology Stage 6
  • Industrial Technology Stage 6
  • Information Processes and Technology Stage 6
  • Software Design and Development Stage 6
  • Textiles and Design Stage 6.

Industrial arts

The Industrial Arts Department of Bellingen High School has a proud tradition of excellence in both the senior and junior sections of the school. There are two main reasons for this the staff and the facilities:

The staff

The staff who teach the various subjects. All of our teachers are highly experienced in their fields which include:

  • Technology
  • Industrial Technology - Wood and, or Metal
  • Graphics Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Senior Industrial Technology - Wood and,or Metal.¬†

Our students' achievements in both the School Certificate and the Higher School Certificate are recognised state wide and many students have gone on to complete TAFE and University courses with distinction.

The facilities

The other reason for our tradition of excellence is the Industrial Arts facility itself. Our workshops are set up and maintained with some of the latest machines and equipment available which enable our students to produce projects that most other schools could not even contemplate making. This is very obvious around HSC marking time when our Industrial Technology projects are proudly displayed by the students who designed and constructed them.

Home economics

We offer these junior courses:

Technology mandatory

A compulsory rotation of technology subjects during Years 7 and 8. Students do at least one term in:

  • food technology
  • textiles
  • woodwork¬†
  • metal work.¬†

Food technology

Over the 2 year course, students complete a range of topics including:

  • nutrition
  • special occasions
  • food for special needs.

The skills acquired in Mandatory Technology are built upon and the course gives students practical skills for living.