“Technology is intervention by design”: the use of practical and intellectual resources to develop products and systems.

Technology is an essential area of the curriculum where knowledge from all the subject areas comes together to be applied in a way that is practical and experimental. Product ideas that are produced are supported by sound reasoning and justification for their role in environmental and social contexts, allowing students to problem-solve through design and innovation.

Technologically literate young people:

  • have a broad understanding of how and why things work.
  • understand how technological products and technological systems are developed.
  • can critically evaluate technological developments and trends.
  • can design and evaluate their own solutions in response to needs and opportunities.

Technology subjects offered are:

  • Food Technology.
  • Materials Technology.
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Furniture
  • Textiles Technology
  • Apparel and Textiles
I chose Electronics because it helps teach practical logic and problem solving on real world applications. You learn in-depth experimentation on electronic systems that will be useful in a wide variety of career paths. Electronics teaches a combination of digital programming with physical circuit building.
- Sam Kolston, Year 12 Electronics

David Edmonds

Advanced Trade Certificate Diploma in Specialist Subjects

I have come from a trade background in the Construction Industry and worked in a variety of fields. I have taught for approximately 25 years at various schools in Auckland having settled at Rangitoto College for the past 17 years. I started in the Technology Department as an Assistant Teacher and then moved into Curriculum Leader of Technology and STAR courses becoming the Head of Department in 2004. I am also the Teacher in Charge of Sailing and Snowboarding.