Design and Technologies
The Western Australian Curriculum: Technologies describes two distinct but related subjects:
- Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
- Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement solutions.
Design and Technologies
The Western Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies actively engages students in creating quality designed solutions for identified needs and opportunities across a range of technologies contexts. Students consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of technological change and how the choice and use of technologies contributes to a sustainable future. Decision-making processes are informed by ethical, legal, aesthetic and functional factors.
Through Design and Technologies students manage projects, independently and collaboratively, from conception to realisation. They apply design and systems thinking and design processes to investigate ideas, generate and refine ideas, plan, produce and evaluate designed solutions. They develop their ability to generate innovative designed products, services and environments.
Kitchen Garden Program
Bertram Primary School is part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. The vision of the Stephanie Alexander Foundation is for children to form positive food habits for life.
Pleasurable food education teachers students to grow fresh, seasonal produce and use it to prepare nutritious, delicious food. Student are given all the skills, experiences and role modellng they need to learn to love their veggies and to make healthier choices about what to cook and eat, for life.
Teaching children to grow, harvest, prepare and share their own fruit and vegetables is proven to have a positive impact on the food choices students make. This learning extends beyond the classroom – research shows that engaged, excited students are likely to share their new skills with their families.
At Bertram our Kitchen Garden Program is taught through the WA Curriculum, Design and Technologies context, Food and Fibre.
Pancake Wednesday, held every Wednesday before school and the Bertram Dragonfly range of jams and pickles provide ongoing funding for our Kitchen Garden Program.