Design & Technology
Design & Technology at Gleeson has a focus on using design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities. At Years 7, 8 and 9 Design & Technology is optional. The students are provided with the opportunity to be creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, with a focus on woodwork, plastics, sheet metal, electronics, welding and CAD(depending on allocation of workshops). This is carried through to Year 10 level, where the students can choose to study Electronics, Metalwork or Woodwork. In the Senior School, the students can choose between Furniture Construction, Metals Engineering or Electronics.
Further to this, students can choose to undertake Year 10 Construction Technology which enables students to develop their practical skills, knowledge and understanding to a standard similar to that of an entry level construction worker. This course then leads to the Dorrways to Construction (D2C) Pathway, which is a full year VET Course conducted over one full day per week. In this course students complete a number of the National VET Competencies toward a Certificate I in General Construction.
Click on the following link to view our YouTube video:
Year 10, Year 11 & Year 12 Design & Technology: https://youtu.be/0n3iNHlImEU
For more information, feel free to call 8282 6600 or email Mr Adrian Ranieri with any questions you may have to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Technologies at Gleeson has a focus on using computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions. At Year 8 Digital Technologies is a compulsory component of the Australian Curriculum, however at Year 9 it is optional. The students are provided with the opportunity to be creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, with a focus on basic programming and the application of the programs in Adobe Creative Suite. This is carried through to Year 10 level, where the students can choose to study Gaming, Robotics or Information Processing and Publishing. In the Senior School, the students can choose between Information Technology with a programming focus or Information Processing and Publishing (see video links below) with a design focus. Both of these subjects implement the teaching and use of Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud.
Year 10/11 Information Processing & Publishing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGkbA8JOBVY
Year 12 Information Processing & Publishing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSj-EUnve24
In consultation with the Coordinator of Technologies and the teacher, students who show a high level of skill and endeavour in Year 10 Information Processing and Publishing are given the opportunity to accelerate to the Year 12 class whilst in Year 11.
Please make contact with any questions you may have via email at: email@example.com
Home Economics at Gleeson includes both Food and Textiles with a focus on life skills, collaboration and problem solving.
At Year 8 and 9 Home Economics is optional and provides students with an opportunity to learn basic skills in cooking and sewing. Constructing a pair of boxer shorts, designing and making a hoodie and exploring fashion trends are popular topics in the sewing units. Learning to cook tasty breakfasts, dinners and snacks (and eating them!) as well as the nutrition for teens and cooking show topics are popular in the food units. At Year 10 level students can choose to study Food and Hospitality or Child Studies, these subjects are popular in the Senior School as they maintain a focus on developing practical skills but also remain academically challenging.Health Captains at Gleeson promote health and wellbeing initiatives within the College. They share fitness tips and recipes and help prepare healthy food to sell in the school community to raise money for charity. Both Middle School and Senior School students have the opportunity to take on these leadership roles.
Check out our videos on the Gleeson YouTube channel (links below) and feel free to email Ms Sarah Mahony with any questions you may have at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11 Food and Hospitality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGZnfBymVE
Year 11 Child Studies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgG5uUEsN1k
Year 12 Food and Hospitality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7CkzYABZOc
Year 12 Child Studies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah2e6wLSeTQ