Cape Naturaliste College offers an exciting Digital Technologies programme based around the Australian Technologies Curriculum that allows students the flexibility to take control of their own learning while fostering the importance of creativity, critical thinking, meta-cognition and ongoing autonomous learning.
In Year 7 our focus is based around digital communications, image creation and frame-by-frame and multi-frame animations. Students learn how networks operate and the components that are required to operate them efficiently and effectively. Adobe Fireworks is used to develop a multi-layered landscape image and Adobe Animate CC is used to create multi-frame animations. The students develop a web-based portfolio using Adobe Muse throughout the course to present their work to friends, family and their teacher.
In Year 8 our focus is based around networking principles, data transmission and colour representation. Students learn about wireless and wired networks, communication protocols, vector and bitmap graphics, ASCII code and binary colour by undertaking a combination of theoretical and practical lessons. Adobe Animate, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Wacom graphics tablets and Cameras are used extensively in this course to help students understand the methods of data transfer and how text and colour is represented in images and video. Students learn how to create digital animations, create and edit vector and bitmap images while exploring the underlying concepts of this course.
In Year 9 our focus is based around data and compression. Students learn about binary numbers, basic photo, audio and video compression by undertaking a combination of theoretical and practical lessons. Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop and Canon DSLR cameras are used extensively in this course to help students understand the transfer of data and how compression works in the real world. Students learn how to edit digital photography and manipulate data to create stunning work while using the minimum amount of storage space as possible.
In our year 10 program we begin to look more deeply at the way we design and interact with digital user interfaces as well as the way algorithms are used in programming. Students also use some in class, and online resources to begin to learn how to code in the HTML and CSS markup languages. This knowledge is then used by the students to create a basic, functional web page for the minor group, and a major real estate site with multiple linked pages and CSS templates to really extend their learning in the Major course. Stop motion animation is also used in this programme to provide choices and offer multiple ways for students to achieve the outcomes that have been outlines in the Australian Curriculum.
Year 11 and 12
For our Senior School courses please download our Senior School Course Handbook.