Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore - Success through knowledge and application.

Telephone02 4969 3855

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

Technological and Applied Studies

... don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, creativity or curiosity - it's your life, go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live ... MAE JEMISON

Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) is mandatory for all Year 7 and Year 8 students, and also offers a range of other elective subjects for students in Year 9 to Year 12. 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 TAS faculty encourages students to be creative, use skills in team work, planning, designing and evaluating. Practical experiences enable students to utilise and extend these skills.

Goals

  • inspire ingenuity and resourcefulness
  • provide access to industry standard facilities, tools and processes in the creation of socially minded products
  • facilitate opportunities for students to create and explore possibilities across a vast spectrum of human-centred systems
  • provides hands-on activities to explore and address complex problems
  • support and encourage students in their learning and individual growth through expert teaching of content and creating connections with industry professionals

Courses

STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8

STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10    

STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12

Team

  • Vicki McCudden HEAD TEACHER MON-THU
  • Lu Taylor HEAD TEACHER FRI
  • Scott Cox HEAD TEACHER TECHNOLOGY
  • Sherida Johnson HT TEACHING & LEARNING WELLBEING
  • Lloyd Clark
  • Julie D'Amico
  • Andrew Donaldson
  • Wendy Inglis VET COORDINATOR
  • Tony Johnston
  • Belinda Middlebrook
  • Anna Stuart

Activities

  • Vietnam Trip: Food Tech, Hospitality, CAFS
  • Canada and USA Technology Tour: Engineering, Design & Technology, Software Design & Devt.

Achievements

 Engineering 

  • 2020: student 4th in State
  • 2019: students 4th 6th 10th in State
  • 2017: student 3rd in State
  • 2017: 87% students band 5/6

Hospitality

  • 2017: student 3rd in State
  • 2017: student 7th in State
  • 2014: student 10th in State

Community & Family Studies

  • 2020: 100% band 5/6
  • 2019: 80% band 5/6
  • 2017: 100% band 5/6
  • 2014: students 1st & 9th in State

Food Technology

  • 2020: 75% students Band 6
  • 2020: 1st in NSW band 6 results
  • 2020: student 8th in State
  • 2019: 100% band 5/6, 60% band 6
  • 2018: 80% band 5/6, 60% band 6
  • 2017: students 2nd 4th 6th 7th in State
  • 2016: student 5th in State
  • 2015: 87% band 6, 1st & 8th in State

Software Design and Development

  • 2020: student 8th in State

Textiles

  • 2020: 90% band 5/6
  • 2020: 9 band 6
  • 2020: class 2nd in NSW band 6
  • 2020: 3 students selected in Texstyle
  • 2016: 100% students band 5/6