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some of the fundamentals of Earth & Space Science. We looked at heat flow as the underlying source of energy for dynamic Earth processes and then focused on the solar system, culminating with a practical investigation on meteorite impacts. Anna Johnston TiC Earth & Space Science DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY The Technology department has undergone a huge transformation this year. At the end of 2021, we farewelled Eloise Nevin, Sam Leary and Peter van Arendonk. This meant we started two new TiC teachers. We welcomed Craig Walker from Otumoetai College, Tauranga, to take up the role of TiC Digital Technology, and Emma Bradley-Hudson from the University of Canterbury to take on TiC Materials Technology. In Term 1 we welcomed Kate Kempthorne- Smith to cover Carey Prebble’s classes while she was on maternity leave, and Lionel Randall to cover a Year 10 workshop class. In a support role, we welcomed Brent

Anderson into the department as a workshop technician. This year was more normal, with remote learning replaced by time back in the classroom. It has been awesome to have a new team to take the Technology department into the future and I congratulate all the departments on the implementation of the new College Diploma. This has been challenging as we have seen our numbers almost double, especially in the workshop hard materials classes. Design & Visual Communications The Year 9 students' course was the same, with boys working on the three key components of sketching, rendering and technical drawings. Setting boys up with a solid foundation is the key to success in a skills-based course. The new College Diploma was a big change for our subject area. We went from having Year 10–11 students for four periods a week to two periods a week at Year 10 and four periods a week for Year 11 Prep classes over one semester. As a result, we

split the subject into two sections – Product Design and Architecture – and ran both classes at the Core and Prep levels. All students continued to work on sketching, rendering, and technical drawings while completing a design project. Having more time meant the Prep stream could delve more deeply into the project and refine their thinking. We wanted our boys to develop their skills to creatively design and develop their own solutions to different design problems and opportunities. The senior students continued to gain personal success in both their internal and external standards. The Year 12 course continues to offer a rich mix covering sketching, rendering, technical drawings and CAD. Students study product and architectural design, looking at both New Zealand and international designers for inspiration. The Year 13 course continues to be more refined and bespoke. Each boy can follow his own passion by designing either a product or a piece of architecture that he is interested in. This has


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