Technology

The Technology programs offered at St Andrew's provide the students with challenging opportunities and a structure that encourages them to grow ideas as their skills improve.

Within the Graphics subject area the students of all year levels will be exposed to increasing complexity in the following areas:
 
Foundations Studies Architectural studies , basic dwellings, residential, commercial and landscape
Production Graphics The analysis and development of products
Business Graphics Graphic Design and its relationship to business outcomes

The Program encourages students to look deeper into the world which surrounds them. They can develop an understanding of how and why things are made, why our living spaces work or don't and how graphically tools are used to influence or society. As part of the course the students will increase their knowledge of various software packages, manual drafting and sketching skills.

In the Middle Years, Food Technology is offered with a focus on the technology process using food as a material. Students investigate, design, produce and evaluate activities related to health and healthy options. The practical nature of the courses provides opportunities for students to enjoy the creative aspects of food preparation and production.

In the Senior Years, students are offered the opportunity to study one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, Hospitality. Students are presented with both practical and theoretical activities in order to gain an understanding of the issues relevant to Hospitality workers.

No matter what career you move into when you have left school, an understanding of Information Technology in some form will be needed. There are so many different areas that are now considered part of Information Technology that it would be impossible to do all of them and do them well. At St Andrew’s, our IT courses, while dealing with facets of Website Development, Application Creation and Robotics, focus on the problem solving, creative and analytical aspects of coding while making sure products are developed with the users experience in mind.

Year 9

Image Manipulation and Website Development

Digitally enhanced images can be seen everywhere. From magazines, signage and the internet to mention a few. This unit will encourage students to identify and develop your own individual creative personality. They will master the basics of image manipulation and photo enhancement through programs such as Adobe Photoshop. Every business today must have a web presence. This unit introduces students to website development techniques using the online line content management system Wordpress.com. They will master the basics of template management and layout personalization while building their own professional live website.

Coding for Mobile Apps and Games

Coding Mobile Apps has come a long way in the past few years. This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles of coding through the design of mobile apps for Android and Windows devices. Topics covered include coding structures such as objects and events, decision makings and loops, variables and function. By the end of this course, students will produce their own Mobile App that can be deployed onto an Android of Windows device. Everyone loves playing games. Just look at the success of some of the Apps developers like Angry Bird. This unit introduces students to the game development cycle where they learn how to design an engaging game, develop the planned concept and evaluate their final product. By the end of the unit, students will create a 2D game through the use of applications such as GameMaker.

Year 10

Hosted Website Development and Games Centre

As technology matures and the quest for the gathering of information grows, it is necessary that courses evolve to meet these needs. Information Technology is fast emerging as a basic skill that will be important to life in the twenty-first century. In today’s fast paced, media-driven business environment, it is essential to understand how to take a multimedia approach to capture an audience and deliver a message. In this unit, students learn how to modify and create HTML and CSS coding through hosting their own Wordpress website. They will then move onto Unity 3D, a games development application, where they will learn how it create simple 3D objects, import objects, and material, import and edit scripting code. By the end of the unit, they will be able to create their own 3D game.

Robotics and Coding

Code Academy and Robotics Digital Technology is changing the world yet the industry is still in need of more programmers. People who have the knowledge and skills to read and write code are in an increasing demand in our workforce. The Code Academy unit, students will learn the fundamentals of programming through Python, a language used to build web apps and manipulate data. They will also learn how to build and program their own Robots looking at design implication and coding structures such and looping, conditional and functions.

Year 11-12

Information Processing and Technology (Authority Subject)

Information Processing and Technology is a course of study that provides students with knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of information technology. It emphasises problem identification and solution rather than the use of specific applications, and is an intellectual discipline that involves a study of information systems, algorithms, software programming, human–computer interaction, and the social and ethical issues associated with the use of information technology.

Units of Study

  • Algorithms (Coding)
  • Relational Information Systems (Database Design)
  • Software Programming (Coding)
  • Structured Query Language (SQL – Database Queries)
  • Intelligent Systems (Robotics)

 

ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

A student gaining this qualification will have the skills and knowledge in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technical functions along with a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user. Students working at this level will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

Units of Study 

  • Web Development
  • IT Support 
  • Operating Systems and Sustainability
  • Business Practices in an IT Environment

 

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