Technology Showcase 2017

The Technology Showcase Evening gave students and their families the opportunity to come and see some of the work they have been involved in so far this year. It’s a great opportunity for our Year 7 students to see what the Year 8’s gets up to and hopefully it gives them more information on which to base their option choices for next year. It is the perfect chance for our students to showcase all the hard work they have put into their technology classes!

At RI we pride ourselves on challenging students and our technology classes provide a medium to do this in ways unlike any other subject. Technology is a very ‘hands on’ subject and provides opportunities for all students to achieve success. It also allows some ‘life skills’ to be incorporated into our programmes.

Our Tech team encourage the students to be critical thinkers and innovative in what they are designing. Many of our students incorporate their culture in their designs and amazing products are often the result. We want our students to not only come up with original ideas, we want them to consider the question “Even though I can make this, should I?  What impact will this product have on people and the environment?  Should I actually make it?”

They follow the tech process, testing and trialling possible outcomes through technological modelling. Students in each of the four tech areas were able to show and tell parents and students about the work they have been doing and products created.

Our guest speaker was an ex RI student, Robyn Findlay. She works for Fulton Hogan as a Stormwater Engineer. She talked about her world of work and her career pathway.