TAS Faculty

Faculty Aim
TAS (Technological and Applied Studies) courses allow students to work collaboratively to analyse, design, test, document, implement and evaluate solutions to challenges and to develop solutions to real world problems.

TAS Staff List and Responsibilities 2017
All TAS Faculty staff have a responsibility for teaching Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Units.

Sailash Krishan – Head Teacher TAS, Stage 5 Information and Software Technology, Stage 6 D&T

Christine Castle – Deputy Principal Boarding, Stage 6 Textiles & Design

Zijad Haracic – Stage 5 Industrial Technology Electronics, Stage 6 Computing Applications

Kirstin Macqueen – Stage 5 Food Technology, Stage 5 Industrial Technology Engineering

Darren Payne – Stage 5 Industrial Technology Engineering, Stage 6 Engineering Studies

List of subjects offered in 2017
Stage 4 – Technology Mandatory
Stage 5 – Food Technology, IST, Industrial Technology Electronics, Industrial Technology Engineering
Stage 6 – Computing Applications, Design & Technology, Engineering Studies, Textiles & Design

External Competitions
Australian International Model Solar Car Challenge (also known as Sunsprint Solar Challenge)

Under the professional guidance and leadership of Mr Payne and Mr So, 2 teams of 4 students took part in this competition at State Level at UNSW in September 2016. The best teams from this event go on to compete at nationals which are held in a different city each year – last year it was Melbourne and we missed out.

Below are some images of students during the challenge:Sunsprint Pictures

Aeronautical Velocity Challenge (AVC)

For the first time in 2017, 6 groups of students are competing in the AVC to be held at the University of Wollongong on 9th May 2017. The Aeronautical Velocity Challenge is a STEM initiative focussing on addressing Australia’s shortage of scientists and engineers.

Students will be challenged in the following areas: designing, producing and dog-fighting model propeller powered power anchor planes, as well as designing, producing & launching bottle rockets to achieve a maximum velocity whilst travelling a maximum distance. Students compete in teams comprising of up to 4 students to design, produce, test & evaluate their prototypes. Teams will be required to justify their design & engineering decisions verbally to the judging panel.

The competition will be an ideal opportunity for schools, students, teachers, community and local industry to engage in practical numeracy and literacy activities in a fun and innovative engaging environment in the pursuit of becoming STATE CHAMPIONS.

Both these competitions have been chosen to directly link and extend projects which can be done in the Stage 5 Industrial Technology Engineering course. Additionally, these competitions provide extension and enrichment for gifted & talented students as well as the creation of links with universities other students and other schools.

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