Tauhara College


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Technology contributes to the intellectual and practical skill development of students as members of a technological society.  Technology at Tauhara College provides exciting opportunities for students to develop and extend their ideas, learn new skills and create solutions to practical problems.  Technology is challenging, rewarding and open to everyone.


Subjects and Levels Taught 
Automotive Year 13
Fabrics and Textiles Years 11-13
Furniture Making Years 11-13
Graphics Years 9-13
Home Economics Years 11-12
Hospitality and Catering Years 12-13

Mechanical Engineering

Years  11-12
Technology Wood, Metal, Electronics, Food and Fabrics Years 7-10
Faculty Staff
Mr Kris Watson Head of Faculty Technology
Miss Kirsty Trevor

Food Technology

Miss Emma Smith Textile & Design Years 9-13 & Year 7 & 8 Junior Technology
  Junior Technology Years 7 & 8
Mr John Sullivan Automotive, Graphics, Mechanical

Career Pathways

Technology subjects all lead on to equivalent Tertiary training and NZ Certificate Qualifications in the whole range of material mediums.


There are career opportunities and in trades and related trades for:

Wood, Metal, Multi Material, Automotive, Textiles and Clothing, Food and Hospitality, Graphics and Design.


People working in these and related careers add value to traditional products and services and create new ones, to improve people's quality of life and help New Zealand's continuing development.


Special Activities

Annual internal display of students' projects and related work for Years 8 to 13.

Annual Silver Service Restaurant Evening by Senior Hospitality Students.

Pedal cars manufactured by teams of mechanical engineering students and donated to local playcentres. 
Annual visit to Mystery Creek Field Days.