Airds High School

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Telephone02 4625 5811

Emailairds-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Technological and applied studies

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.

Faculty Information

Faculty Information

The Airds High School Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) Faculty consists of highly skilled professionals with a diverse range of expertise. In TAS we aim to deliver engaging programs that promote real world practical experiences, project-based learning and problem-based learning. 

There is a strong VET focus in TAS in Stage 6 with our well resourced facility in our Commercial Kitchen, Metals and Engineering Workshop and Construction Trade Training Centre. This has allowed our students to effectively access equipment on site. 

Many of our subjects have led students to many professions and trades along with gaining part time or full time employment through obtaining apprenticeships or traineeships. Students are encouraged to enquire and pursue further information about career paths.

Current Staff

Ms Nana Vongsouvanh (Head Teacher)

Mr Daniel Lightfoot

Mr Gagan John

Ms Rosetta Tull (Head Teacher Secondary Studies)