Wilcannia Central School

River of knowledge and learning | Ngurtaana Paakna-na

Telephone08 8091 5801


Technological and applied studies

In TAS, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through a design and production process using a range of tools, materials and techniques in theory and practical lessons.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • mandated from Kindergarten to Year 8 through Science and Technology K-6 and Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 syllabuses
  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding to design and produce solutions
  • optional for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Technology Mandatory (Secondary – Stage 4)

Technology Mandatory engages students in design and production activities as they develop solutions to identified needs and opportunities. Through the practical application of knowledge and understanding they learn about Agriculture and Food Technologies, Digital Technologies, Engineered Systems and Material Technologies. More information about the Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 Syllabus can be found on the NESA website.

Agriculture and Food Technologies

Students enjoy working in the school garden and Agriculture plot. The school has Hospitality and Food Technologies facilities, with five cooking bays. Popular student recipes include:

Material Technologies (Textiles)

The school is equipped with a fully equipped Textiles room, as well as screen printing facilities in the Art room. Students enjoy creating apparel and non-apparel items including:

  • Pyjamas

  • Upcycled denim products

  • Wallets