Kaua e rangiruatia te hapai o the hoe;
e kore to tatou waka e u ki uta.
What is technology about?
Technology is intervention by design: the use of practical and intellectual resources to develop products and systems (technological outcomes) that expand human possibilities by addressing needs and realising opportunities.
Adaptation and innovation are at the heart of technological practice. Quality outcomes result from thinking and practices that are informed, critical, and creative. Technology makes enterprising use of its own particular knowledge and skills, together with those of other disciplines. Graphics and other forms of visual representation offer important tools for exploration and communication.
Technology is never static. It is influenced by and in turn impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day.
Source: New Zealand Curriculum
ECS Technologists excel
Once again ECS students have excelled in the BP Technology Challenge held recently. For the fourth year in a row, students from Years 7 and 8 were placed in the top two out of many schools from Christchurch. Technology is a subject that many parents think will be taught well in larger schools only. However, our ECS technologists are amongst the best in Canterbury. Our BP Challenge Technology teams have consistently finished at the highest levels of the BP Challenge for the past 4 years.
BP Technology Challenge
2010 2nd overall Year 7 & 8
2011 1st overall Year 7 & 8
2012 1st overall Year 7 & 8
2013 2nd overall Year 7 & 8
Success in technology starts from the time when children commence at ECS. Our future technologists and designers learn to create wearable arts, worm farms, clothing and tie dye materials, etc. They often use a range of recycled materials, whilst learning to care for God’s creation. This year ECS students were awarded three significant prizes in the BNZ Amazing Place Christchurch rebuild competition; competing against close to 300 other school entries. The students were asked to brainstorm, design and create a model of a working playground and recreational area for the central city.
The results speak for themselves………
* Room 1, students 1st place
* Room 5, students 2nd place
* Poppy Gilpin (A year 4 student received a highly commended individual entry award)
Click here for more detail: http://theamazingplace.co.nz/competition-winners