Technology at Pembroke is broken into two strands Design and Technology and Digital Technology and is offered from Year 7 through to Senior School SACE courses at Year 11 and 12. In both strands we aim to develop creative and critical thinking through investigating, designing, planning, creating and evaluating products and systems. Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively, adapt to new experiences, develop their personal confidence, approach problems with the appropriate skills and techniques, manage timelines and develop creative and innovative solutions.
Digital Technology at Pembroke aims to provide students with practical opportunities to be innovative developers of digital solutions and be knowledgeable in relation to computational thinking and digital systems. It assists students to become effective problem-solvers, users and creators of digital systems and critical consumers of information conveyed by digital systems. Our courses provide students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
We offer courses from Year 7 to 12 that incorporate a balanced program of technical knowledge, practical skills and creativity combined with social and ethical issues in relation to the associated technology. Modules of work incorporate a diverse range of topics including robotics, coding, digital publishing, spreadsheets, data analysis, multimedia programming and website development.
Design and Technology
In Design and Technology the emphasis is on the creative process where students work collaboratively in designing and constructing a diverse range of products. Our curriculum aims to develop the students’ technical skills and processes, knowledge of materials, systems and the impact of technologies on society and the environment. All topics are project-based and provide the students with the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and technologies.
ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is an integral part of all Design and Technology courses and students use a range of hardware and software tools, including the Internet and School based on-line materials to research, design and model projects and present work for displays and assessment.
We offer courses from Year 7 to 12 that incorporate a diverse range of topics including metal, timber, plastic, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), 3D printing and laser cutting. Within all our courses we aim to develop the student’s personal qualities of self-reliance, project management, co-operation, creativity, concentration, persistence and a methodical approach to work. Safety and safe working habits are emphasised in all facets of Design and Technology.