Mairehau High School offers relevant, interesting technology courses at all levels to ensure that students are equipped with the skills necessary to exist in a technological society.

In the junior school, students are able to opt in to any technological area according to their interest. All courses lead on to NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Axel Wilmer
Learning Team Leader

Furniture Technology

These are practical-based courses. Students will construct articles of furniture using a range of hand tools, power tools and wood working machinery.

These courses can lead onto Gateway opportunities within our school, or Polytechnic courses in the related trades of Carpentry, Joinery, Boatbuilding and Cabinetmaking.

Construction and Mechanical Technology

This course offers students the freedom to develop a design of their own choice and see it through to construction and completion

Workshop engineering skills are acquired for a range of trades.

This is a NCEA level 3 course

Home Economics and Hospitality can be found here

Information Technology and Digital Technology can be found here

Design and Visual Communication


DVC focuses on communicating ideas and precise information through drawing.

Through graphic communication, students give directions to others, plan a procedure or system of operation, exactly describe a mechanism, or realistically portray the shape and form of any object.

Graphics involves a rich variety of learning experiences leading to a wide range of career opportunities.

Kaua e rangiruatia te hāpai o te hoe;
e kore tō tātou waka e ū ki uta.

Don’t paddle out of unison;
our canoe will never reach the shore.

Year 9 Work



Technology Staff

Axel Willmer

Learning Team Leader

Gary Crooks


Course Title: General (Boys Only)
Core plus
Practical Mathematics
Technical Subjects
Trade Drawing
Recommended for:
Average and lower ability boys seeking a career as a tradesman or in general employment.
-1967 Course Booklet

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