Technology - Wood/ Metal

Hangarau taratārai/ mētara

Explore of the properties, applications, and fabrication techniques of durable materials such as wood, metals, ceramics, and composites. This class equips students with foundational knowledge applicable in various fields - including engineering, construction and manufacturing - providing a valuable introduction to the world of materials science and technology.

Join Mr Gerber in Hard Materials class! He will help you to explore The physics of war, how to Leave your mark and how to run a woodworking business.

The purpose of the senior course is to lay a good, solid foundation in the building and construction industry. It will prepare you to confidently complete larger and more complicated projects at level 2. You will learn to read basic working drawings, prepare cutting lists and orders as well as how to keep a basic work diary. The main focus, however, will be on ensuring that you gain a wide variety of skills to take you to the tertiary level.

Future learning and careers with
Technology - Wood/ Metal
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Welder
  • Machinist
  • Construction Worker
  • Aerospace Technician
  • Trades Apprentice

I have been a dedicated teacher for over 10 years, specializing in teaching hard materials such as woodwork, metalwork, and engineering principles to high school students. My passion for engineering and teaching allows me to impart both technical skills and foster a love for problem-solving in my students.

Ferdinand Gerber
Technology - Wood/ Metal
Where we teach
Technology - Wood/ Metal



All aspects of practical learning.

Recently renovated and cleverly designed to maximise a light and airy indoor/outdoor balance, our Technology buildings share open air patio spaces between the purpose designed classrooms.

Technology - Wood/ Metal

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