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Normanhurst Boys High School

Normanhurst Boys High School

Fostering excellence in young men through holistic education

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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.

TAS is mandatory for all students in Year 7 and 8, after which, students can select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

Available courses include:


Mr N. Shirlaw Head Teacher
Ms C. Yasaratne 2IC
Ms E. Allsopp  
Mr W. McGuire  
Mr P. Rumbelow  
Mr J. Ruggero