The Faculty of Technology aims to equip students with knowledge and skills that will let them participate in society as informed citizens, and give them access to technology related careers.
Our teaching and learning programmes are aimed at helping students to develop lifelong learning strategies (such as effective research skills and critical thinking), the confidence to take risks in their learning (by trialling and testing new methods/materials), the ability to analysis the societal and environmental impacts of technological outcomes (their own and others), and the confidence to communicate their ideas to a wider audience.
The study of Technology involves students learning to be innovative developers of products and systems and discerning consumers, in this constantly changing and challenging world.
We are very fortunate at Cashmere to have the staff expertise and facilities to offer students a wide range of specialist Technology courses. Our junior programmes (Years 9 and 10) provide the foundation for our Senior NCEA L1-3 and Scholarship courses.
Whether students are planning to continue on to tertiary studies or enter the workforce directly, our senior courses will have prepared them well. Students will have experienced managing their own time and resources effectively and efficiently, collaborating with others and communicating to a variety of audiences using a wide range of communication modes.
Students continuing in Technology through to Senior levels (Years 11,12 and 13) are often considering further studies and careers in
Architecture, Landscape Design, Product Design, Exhibition Design, Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Networking, Electronics Technologies, Manufacturing/ Industrial Technologies, Fashion Design and Textiles Development, Food Technology.