Technology

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Welcome to Technology at Tuakau College!

Learning in Technology education is about solving problems and intervening in the world. It is about developing products and systems to solve problems aimed at improving the quality of life of humans. In the developing of solutions students need to be mindful of the environment, that outcomes are sustainable and no harm is caused by the solution being developed.

 

At Tuakau College is area includes (but is not limited to) Materials Technology, Food or Process Technology, DVC and Digital Technology.

The Technology learning area has had the first change made to the New Zealand Curriculum with the area being

updated to highlight the importance of learning in Digital technology. As a result of this a new curriculum has been implemented from Year 7 to 10. The major change is the new focus, which has been placed on coding and the development of digital outcomes. We live in an ever increasingly digital world and the ability to understand basic coding is already an important skill to have. Remote controls, our cellphones, etc, all require us to interact with them and set them up to respond in ways which reflect our personal preferences.

 

In recent times we have added 3D printing to the range of available technologies. We are looking forward to being able to add laser cutting and CNC routing to this range as we continue to move forward.

Tuakau College Technology Teachers

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R Kippen

HLA Technology

r.kippen@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 128

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T King

Technology Teacher

t.king@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 128

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A Zarah

Technology Teacher

a.zarah@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 128

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K De Boer (RKDB)

Technology Teacher

k.deboer@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 128

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M Devaney

Technology Teacher

m.devaney@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 128

R Withers-Lauer (YRWL)

Technology Teacher

r.withers-lauer@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 128