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East Hills Boys High School

East Hills Boys High School

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TAS Key Learning Areas

Technological and Applied Studies Overview

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” (Aristotle)

Technological and applied studies (TAS) is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative subject areas. TAS provides the opportunity for students to learn through hands-on engagement with a range of technologies, materials and tools whilst developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Practical activities make up a significant portion of all courses in TAS and provide an excellent platform for progression into employment, further training and tertiary studies.

TAS plays an important role in boy’s education as they tend to be kinaesthetic (hands-on) learners.

Boys' education: How to tap into boys' strengths and learning styles (Sydney Morning Herald 2020)


East Hills Boys High School offers a diverse range of TAS subjects, providing opportunity and choice for each student to focus their learning in an area of interest.

Courses offered:

  • technology (mandatory)
  • construction
  • design and technology
  • engineering studies
  • food technology
  • graphics technology
  • hospitality
  • industrial technology;
    • electronics
    • metal
    • timber
    • multimedia
  • information and software technology
  • information processes and technology
  • software design and development

Students in in Years 7 & 8 complete a mandatory technology course including units of work in:

  • engineering
  • food and agriculture
  • materials and manufacturing
  • digital technologies (coding)

Students in Years 9-12 can continue their studies in TAS through a range of specialised electives which focus on discrete materials and technologies.

All courses have significant practical elements providing students with a ‘hands-on’ approach to their learning as well as developing essential problem solving and time management skills.