La Salle students showcase creativity in Technology and Applied Studies

Madeline Willmott.

Madeline Willmott.

LA Salle Academy’s Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) coordinator Mr Mark Picman is thrilled with what the department and students have achieved.

CONSTRUCTION: Josh Knight gets an insight into the world of bricklaying with his construction work.

CONSTRUCTION: Josh Knight gets an insight into the world of bricklaying with his construction work.

“Since my first year at La Salle Academy (1997) our Technology and Applied Studies (TAS)  KLA (Key Learning Area), has gone from strength to strength,’ said Mr Picman. 

“Our department has seen many improvements over those years which allows our school to boast one of the best set-up and resourced learning areas in the state,” he said.

Mr Picman says that  the focus is always on safety, skills, knowledge and fun.

“There is nothing better than to see the look of satisfaction on a student’s face when they get to take home that hand-crafted project or a precision graphics drawing,” he said.

“Our students in the junior years learn about design and how to incorporate the design process in the manufacture of common items such as clocks, toys, metal scroll work, food items, graphical designs, agricultural based projects and digital media,” he said.

Over the years La Salle have been thrilled to have had some remarkable achievements from year 7 to year 12, including have had numerous Band 6 results in both Graphics and Timber. 

Many of the school’s VET students are now employed in the local area after undertaking VET courses of Hospitality, Metals and Engineering and Construction at La Salle Academy.

A VARIETY OF SKILLS: Grace Hadley turning wood, just one of the creative skills on offer in the TAS department.

A VARIETY OF SKILLS: Grace Hadley turning wood, just one of the creative skills on offer in the TAS department.

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