Waitakere College : Waitakere College Yearbook Sample 2016
WAITAKERECOLLEGE2016 43 ENGINEERING The new Engineering workshop has proved to be one of the highest standard workshops while providing students with top quality machines and tools. The Pocket Bike and ‘G ’ Scooter projects are still a very popular project. Thanks once again to Newmanz Direct for supplying the Kits from China. The Engineering Academy for year 12 and 13 students is going from strength to strength and UNITEC has produced good results where the students have learnt to weld and pass a further two Unit Standards. I would also like to thank the Vocational Pathways department for all their help with the Academy students, especially organising all the students work experience placements. The Year 13 students had a new challenge this year to produce a Tool Box with three draws and most were successful in manufacturing it. A special thanks must go to all the teachers that have taught Engineering this year as all of them have worked very hard and their students have benefitted from it. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WOODWORK The year 10 students have produced a Bird feeder this year. The students have enjoyed producing this project. The bird feeder features all the skills needed to prepare for the level 1 course, including theory work around workshop safety and making processes. The level 1 students have produced furniture in plywood and have entered the Competenz Tool Box Challenge, where they have had to design and make a piece of furniture for a competition. The level 2 students have been involved in two projects. A Cape Cod chair, and a step ladder. Both producing some pleasing results. Thanks to students and teachers this year for sharing and progressing skills in woodworking at Waitak. FOOD & NUTRITION Food Technology This year, as always, has been a whirlwind of activity as students make the transition into full Technology Curriculum at all levels. It has been an exciting year with a flurry of creativity and development of cooking skills. Different groups of Year 9 students in our department have explored various dipping sauces and blending flavours to create uniquely flavoured dips. Another aspect was to learn the skills of modifying recipes using eggs. Year 10’s have spent a year creating nutritious, delicious innovations. This was achieved by exploring various cooking methods, culinary terms, cultural meals and fast food challenges. The results for both Level 1 and Level 2 Food have been great this year. The level 1 classes were excited as they presented their original creations for Arts and Cultural Award’s supper this year.
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