Design, Technology and Engineering covers a vast array of hands on learning programs from woodwork and metal work through to photography and film making.
Students are encouraged to explore the steam/s of Design, Technology and Engineering that suits their personal interest through specialisation. This allows for a more in depth study of the chosen Design and Technologies focus area, enabling students to extend themselves as learners and enrich their learning. Specialisation includes woodwork, metalwork, electronics, photography, film, computer aided design, jewellery making, fashion design and robotics.
Study within Design, Technology and Engineering encourages critical and creative thinking, analysis, development of products, problem solving and communication.
In year 8, students must choose between Computer Aided Design and Electronics focus, Material Solutions or Design and Digital solutions. Students can also enrol in an additional one of these subjects to get a broader experience in the Design Technology and Engineering area.
From year 9 onwards, Design Technology and Engineering subjects can be undertaken as electives and students can specialise even further allowing students to pursue their area of interest. Subjects on offer include jewellery, fashion design, woodwork, metalwork, digital technologies, digital media, computer aided design, photography and electronics.
In the senior years, Stage 1 and Stage 2 students can study Design, Technology and Engineering subjects though SACE subject areas including Digital Communication Solutions (Computer Aided Design, Film Production and Photography), Industrial and Entrepreneurial Solutions (General or Fashion Design), Material Solutions (Metalwork, Woodwork, Jewellery), Robotic and Electronic Solutions (Electronics).
We ensure our students take centre stage in their learning and their curriculum is student led through student voice. In Design Technology and Engineering, this means students have input into curriculum design, task design, and projects created.
CHS has a number of teams that participate in Pedal Prix, this program is a national sporting event, Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series. This is an annual series of events where students compete against other schools and organisations in three wheel recumbent vehicles. These events are scheduled throughout the year at a variety of locations and students participate as a team. Their preparation is also undertaken as a team with consideration given to catering, training and logistics.
As part of our CARE program, our Fashion Design CARE group creates and sells one of a kind products to our school community and the wider community through market stalls and pop-up stores. Their creations include earrings, resin products, screen printed products and fashion pieces.
Key dates and events: Pedal Prix Dates Fashion Design sales – ongoing, Robotics.