Design Technology

The Design Technology Department has three dedicated classrooms for specific areas: Food Technology Room, Graphics Room for designing, the Workshop for shaping resistant materials, along with several Information and Computer Technology rooms to design items with Google Sketch-up 8. The department is based in the Secondary building and is well-utilised by Secondary students, but also used regularly by Primary pupils. In addition to the DT courses, there are extracurricular activities, including the F1 Club which involves designing and making an aerodynamic car and competing nationally and internationally. Primary grades have also explored other cultures and made Japanese sushi, a New Zealand "ticki" (i.e., a Maori talisman) and an Indonesian shadow puppet show.

The IAA Team F1 car 2014.  

IAA students winning a trophy at the 4th Jordan National Competition.

 

Grade 6 students doing some research with their target market (KG2 children), before designing and making a travel game. 

A Grade 5 student making a New Zealand "tikki" using quick set clay.

 

Food Technology Room

This room has 6 ovens and 6 ceramic hobs for students to create some tasty dishes!

Smoothing out the chocolate icing onto the "nut free" cake made for someone who has an allergy to nuts. Grade 8.

Following instructions to make fresh sushi. Grade 5.

 

Grade 1 pupils mixing art and food to make pictures.                                    

A grade 5 students making some festive mince pies.

 

Graphics Room

The Graphics Room is used for drawing and designing prior to making. Developing Ideas, Criterion B uses drawings for designers to communicate their concepts to manufacturers. This room also has a modern CubeX 3D printer and a Laserscript Laser cutter.

Designing catapults using limited materials: lollipop sticks, a water bottle cap, glue and elastic bands.                               

 

CAD/CAM at IAA

We use cutting-edge technology in our classroom to best prepare our students for university.

Operating the CubeX 3D printer with bright colours.                                

Using the Laserscript laser cutter.

 

Workshop

In the workshop, students can develop their manual skills with resistant materials and learn how to work in teams to solve real life issues.

Making bridges using bamboo skewers to distribute forces.

The vacuum former machine with mould for a land yacht project. 

 

A proud student showing his work.

Grade 6 using hand tools to make a travel game.