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Normanhurst Boys High School

Normanhurst Boys High School

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Technological and Applied Studies (TAS)

Technological and applied studies (TAS) courses in Year 7-10, aim to build real-world technical skills to prepare our young men for success in the 21st century. We offer a wide array of learning contexts within the areas of STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) to challenge gifted students and encourage them to develop practical knowledge.

Digital Technologies, Food Technology and Engineering are our most popular subject areas due to outstanding academic performance, teacher expertise and high levels of student engagement. Our subjects expand student understanding of how mathematics and sciences are used in technology industries while honing their ability to manage projects and work in teams. In fact, Problem and Project-Based Learning underpin many learning units including mechatronics, aerodynamics, 3D CAD/CAM, civil structures and software development projects.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to design and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
  • an option for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.


In Years 7 and 8, Technology Mandatory is a compulsory core subject, and students study Technology Mandatory as a trimesterised course. Classes rotate through the disciplines of Digital Technologies, Agriculture and Food Technologies, Material Technologies and Engineered systems and produce project-based works. 


In Years 9 and 10, the TAS faculty offers three electives that students can choose from. Students are able to study one or more of these electives if they're interested. 

Students may also have the opportunity to study the newly developed accelerated course, Enterprise Computing. Students study the Year 11 course in Year 9, and the Year 12 course in Year 10.


In Years 11 and 12, we offer two HSC TAS subjects, allowing students to develop deeper knowledge of technologies and how they impact and are relevant to the contemporary world. 


Mr N. Shirlaw Head Teacher TAS
Ms C. Yasaratne 2IC TAS
Mr W. McGuire  
Ms F. McNicol  
Mr P. Rumbelow  
Mr D. Yoo