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Tamatea Intermediate School delivers the Technology Programme in a purpose built technology centre. The school is a host school for many outside schools that visit to take part in our innovative technology programme. On offer in 2019 is Food Technology, Hard Materials, Multi Materials and Digital Technologies. These will be delivered by specialist staff alongside our performing and visual arts programme.

Purpose: Students need to be competent problem solvers to create solutions to technological problems.



  1. Effective technology teaching will involve educating the learners about the relationships between technology and society.

  2. Is about identifying needs, creating possible solutions, reflecting on the solution to ensure that developed products meet the needs of the consumer

  3. Programmes will reflect the needs of learners and be contextually relevant



  1. Application of knowledge and skills of identifying problems, developing solutions and analysing the solution to make further refinements

  2. Explain how technology impacts upon society and the environment

  3. Solve technological challenges

  4. Planning reflects the needs of the learners


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  1. Teachers will plan using a programme, which includes the three contextual strands.  They will also include a technological area and a context that reflects student needs

  2. In planning for assessment a unit would normally have one contextual strand. It is important to acknowledge that an even balance is provided for the specified technological areas and contexts

  3. Contextual strands will be taught and integrated together as part of the Technology programme

  4. Students need to keep all examples / evidence of their work so that they can reflect on their work and make informed evaluations