LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

Technology programs at Fairhills High School offer a well-balanced education which involves creative thinking through investigating, designing, producing and analysing/evaluating products.  Students develop problem solving skills, also an awareness and understanding of social and environmental issues.  Learning is often through using a ‘hands on approach’ developing practical skills and using a variety of tools, equipment and materials in a safe and effective manner.
 
Year 7 Core Subjects – Term Based

  • Food Technology
  • Engineering

 

Year 8 Elective Subject – Semester Based 

  • Food Technology
  • Robotics – linked to STEM

 

Year 9 and 10 Electives – Semester Based

  • Food Studies
  • Systems

 

VCE – Yearly

  • Food Studies

Technical Support

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Part time technician - C Woods

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Part time technician - M Johnson

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Electronic Whiteboards or Projectors in all classrooms

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Twelve networked PCs in the Library

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5-10 networked PCs in specialist rooms eg. Y12 Visual Communication

1:1 Computer Program

Fairhills High School begain its 1:1 computer program in 2011. Students in all year levels have a notebook computer, which are used in class to further enhance student learning. It also allows students to enhance their technology skills.

Fairhills introduced the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) computer option in 2015. Students are able to bring their own notebook to school, on which they can access the school internet.

NETBOOK SECURITY

Strategies for securing portable computers from the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development – Victoria Students

Students are required to be responsible in securely maintaining the portable computer at home and travelling to and from school. The following tips are provided to assist is this process:.

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To prevent theft or damage, it is recommended that the portable computer is carried inside a school bag when travelling to and from school and not displayed in public.

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Do not leave your bag unattended while travelling to and from school with your portable computer inside.

Strategies for securing portable computers from the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development – Victoria Students
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Portable computers should not be left in public view (eg. inside the family car, etc.) if used out of school hours.

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In the case of a suspected theft, a police report must be made by the family and a copy of the report provided to the school

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Parents/carers are encouraged to discuss and offer advice to their children regarding security of their portable computer.

About Us

Fairhills High School is an inclusive and welcoming community where our students feel inspired to achieve their very best. The school offers a coeducational diverse learning experience for students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Our students are supported by talented and dedicated  staff who love what they do and know how to bring out the best in each individual. Learn what makes Fairhills High School unique by exploring our website or contacting us.

Get InTouch

+61 3 9758 5022

330 Scoresby Rd, Knoxfield Victoria Australia 3180

Fairhills High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K)

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