The above project, which represents one of eight learning
areas of Curriculum 2005, was started at Francis in 1997.
It is a compulsory school subject in all schools up to
GETC level, and as an option in ABET levels, and an elective
in FET levels. Each year +/- sixty students attend these
classes. It’s aim is to develop knowledge, skills
and understanding with regard to construction material,
textiles, food, graphic communication, structures, systems
control and information technology. Essentially it provides
basic skills and practical experience in numerous non-academic
fields. These skills range from basic woodworking through
plastic and Perspex design and small Electro-mechanical
projects to fabric work and food preparation.
A further thirty plus educators from other schools in the
Peninsula are also trained every year and these educators
then return to their respective schools to train their
own learners. The course to educators is at the level of
Third Year College major and equips its graduates with
the ability to teach Technology from grades 1 to 9 as well
as ABET levels 1 to 4.
During 2000 the Technology Project received a
silver award by the WCED. Andy Miller (above) also received
a certificate of excellence for services rendered in the