Technology

Let’s go and invent tomorrow, instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.

Steve Jobs

Technology Details

Technology is offered to grade 8 and 9 learners. It strives to teach learners a wide range of skills and knowledge from four trades, namely Woodwork, Fitting and Turning, Electrical and Motor Max. The subject offers both practical and theory elements and is aimed at equipping boys with skills and knowledge that they will be able to use in everyday life. Boys are encouraged to think critically about creative and manual problem solving, giving them the ability to develop crucial 21st century critical skills and literacies.

By offering Technology to grade 8 and 9 learners, boys are given the opportunity to gauge whether they would like to pursue a career in a mechanical field. This in turn helps them to correctly choose their subjects at the end of Grade 9. The curriculum is centred around the design process, processing, electrical, graphic communication, structures and mechanisms.

A Word from the Head of Technology

Mr Stephan Pretorius

Technology strives to teach students a wide range of skills and knowledge from four trades, Woodwork, Fitting and Turning, Electrical and Motor Max. The subject has practical and theory elements and is aimed at equipping boys with skills and knowledge that they will be able to use in everyday life.

Technology also gives students the opportunity to gauge whether they would like to pursue a career in a mechanical field. This in turn helps them to correctly choose their subjects at the end of Grade 9.