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.
Menai High School also offers Information Technology (VET).
Technological and applied studies
Students of subjects within this faculty develop skills which promote creativity in the design of technological processes. Many of our subjects have a vocational basis and students learn valuable workplace skills.
Year 7 and 8 - technology
Year 9 and 10- timber technology, metal technology, electronics technology, graphics technology, textiles technology, food technology
Year 11 and 12 - industrial technology timber, industrial technology auto, design and technology, vet construction, community and family studies, food technology, textiles technology, VET hospitality and exploring early childhood.
VET hospitality students prepare another delicacy.