The aim of technology teaching and learning is for students to develop technological literacy. Students will develop a broad understanding of how and why things work and also understand how products and systems are developed. They will learn to critically evaluate technological developments and trends in addition to evaluating their own products created in class.
All students will attend Technology in their Specialist timetable during the year.
Year 7 students will have experience in Foods, Soft Materials, Mechatronics, Control Technology and Product Design Technology rooms. Students plan their investigation and design practical solutions to address a need or opportunity to address the brief they choose.
Year 8 students: In this year level students will attend the same areas and continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject while they build their skills from Year 7.
Extra extension classes are offered on Day Talent to allow many more opportunities in these rooms for all students to have ‘hands on’ learning with a wide range of technologies.
All students have specialist classes in both the Applied Art room and the Digital art classes
Digital art teaches Design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Each year students that show ability are selected for extension classes.
Murrays Bay Intermediate School puts forward students work to participate in art exhibititions throughout the year.
Murrays Bay Intermediate School is recognised for strengths in the arts.
Specialist classes are taught in Drama and Dance, Core Music, Graphic art and Applied Art.
Each year there are opportunities to participate in the school production, as well as Mini-school performance assemblies.
The school has a particularly strong reputation in music. Students are encouraged to give music a try and become actively involved in a form of music while at Murrays Bay Intermediate School.
Murrays Bay Intermediate values music education and has resourced the school with excellent dedicated practice rooms, equipment including keyboards, acoustic guitars, drums, handbells, recorders, tuned and untuned percussion instruments.
Students have the opportunity to learn a variety of dance genres. Students
also have the opportunity to audition for our Competition Dance Groups
+ Dancesport Team (Latin American and Ballroom Dance)
+ Jazz Team,
+ Cultural Groups (Kapa Haka and Korean)