Garin College Garin College

Level 1 Digital Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: E. Trudeau.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to have experience of basic programming using Javascript, and the writing of HTML/CSS markup language. An understanding of the Technology practice in the development of a digital outcome is also desirable.

Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty

Ākonga will learn to create digital outcomes with specific purposes by following established processes. They will explore different design processes rooted in cultural traditions (tikanga) and iterate their work through testing, refining, and re-testing. Collaboration and feedback from others will be emphasized, allowing ākonga to draw on diverse knowledge to enhance their designs.

Ākonga will also delve into the fundamental principles of digital technologies, such as algorithms and computer science. They will understand how computers process information using algorithms and how this flexibility enables them to solve complex problems. The course will encourage ākonga to think innovatively and push the boundaries of what is possible in digital technologies.

Furthermore, the course highlights the social and cultural contexts of digital technologies. Ākonga will bring their unique backgrounds to the subject and consider the perspectives of others. They will learn about the responsibility of creators to prioritize the well-being of users and protect digital resources. Through an ao Māori lens, ākonga will critically examine their work and recognize the importance of usability and end-user experience in software design. Overall, this course will empower ākonga to create purposeful digital outcomes while fostering collaboration, innovation, and cultural sensitivity.




Level 2 Digital Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 course consumables, electronics components, licensing software, resources.


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.