TECHNOLOGY & APPLIED STUDIES
When students elect to study any of the Technological and Applied Studies courses, students engage in a diverse range of practical experiences and develop knowledge, practical skills and an understanding of contemporary and advancing technologies. They develop solutions to identify problems and situations and explore the impact of technologies on the individual, society and the environment.
When working through the student-directed design brief, they consider the design process and a range of factors. They are challenged to consider social and ethical issues, and in doing so have been confronted with many valuable life lessons and academic challenges. Students are required to refine their skills to solve problems through the completion of major projects, be efficient managers of their own time and be self-directed and engaged in their learning.
This year, our Year 12 students have faced unusual circumstances. Major challenges included a significant amount of time away from the College during the most crucial time of project completion has caused many of the students to rethink and refine their project. Many of our students at Wollondilly Anglican College did not let a worldwide pandemic deflate their enthusiasm and worked harder than ever to see their projects completed.
Take a moment or two to look at their major projects and consider the research and planning that lay behind each project and folio they have presented for marking. Our students should be congratulated not only for their final product but also for the academic rigour and dedication they have applied to their projects to get them to this place.
As we rightly acknowledge these student’s ability and appropriately celebrate their successes, I encourage them to consider these words of scripture; Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” and in John 15:5 we read “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”.
Year 12 TAS students 2021, congratulations on a job well done. As a College, we pray for you and for your future. Enjoy celebrating the many gifts you possess while giving honour to the one who has blessed you with them.
Mrs Kelly Evans