Hard Materials – Wood

Kia Ora Team,

Welcome to Hard Materials Technology, 

Your teachers are Mr Carey and Mr Dodunski-Wiid.

In the workshop, we operate machinery and tools as we progress through the processes of planning and construction. Students experience a variety of commonly used techniques  when making objects with hard materials. This means that we explore many different options rather than suggest there is only one way to solve the problem . We encourage the use of problem-solving briefs that encourage students to think critically about what they are making. They wrestle with important concepts like “Key Stakeholder, Working diagram, Functional and Aesthetic Features, and Success Criteria”.

We promote not only enjoyable learning experiences but a safe environment and we recognise that personal responsibility and knowledge is a key factor. Thus, students are instructed about hazards, safe practices and  using appropriate safety gear.

As teachers, we love what we do and we expect that all our students will experience success working with hard materials.

Nga mihi,

Mr Carey, Mr Dodunski-Wiid