Henley High School is equipped with two large wood working workshops. These have been extended in size during our redevelopment in 2009-2010. Our Stage 1 and Stage 2 student and VET training workshop consists of appropriate tools and equipment and some of the machinery we have includes: radial arm saw, planer, thicknesser, morticer, compound mitre saw, wood lathes, and a large industrial panel saw housed in the adjoining store room. One of our woodworking facilitates has been set up in combination as a Plastics workshop. It has the extra equipment necessary to teach our plastics courses. Middle school students are able to use both of these workshops when the rooms are not being used by our senior students.
The Henley High School Metal Technologies workshop has had extensive renovations that make it suitable for not only Design and Technology students but also students that enrol in our Vocational courses. TAFE SA is our Registered Training Organisation that oversees and approves our Metal and Engineering pathways certificate course.
Our facilities have equipment standard to welding, machining and sheet-metal workshops. This includes 8 oxy acetylene stations, 8 electric welding bays, 8 new metal lathes and an industry standard milling machine. The welding facilities include MIG, Arc, TIG and plasma cutting.
In recent years we have had a new facility built exclusively for our Electronics based courses.
• Year 8 and 9 Electronics
• Electronics C
• Advanced Technologies
• Certificate 1 Electro Comms
• Certificate 2 Electro Tech
• SACE Stage 2 Electronics Systems
This is a purpose built facility that includes dedicated soldering stations, 3D printers, specialised measuring equipment, overhead projector screens, fume ventilation systems for circuit board manufacturing and basic machinery for manufacturing boxes, containers and models. Also, we have a middle school multi-purpose workshop located in the “woodwork” building that is set up for the year 8 and 9 Electronics course.
All Year 8 school students at Henley High have CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) embedded into their curriculum. Year 9’s may choose CAD as one their subject choices. Year 10’s and 11’s can choose a semester of Stage 1 Engineering Drawing. Students learn Architectural Drawing, 3D Solid Modelling, and Technical Drawing.
We have a specialist CAD room designed for this purpose complete with industry standard programs and a projector screen to aid teaching and learning. The programs we use are Autodesk Inventor, Auto CAD and GOOGLE SketchUp. All students have Google SketchUp loaded into their laptops for class and personal use.
Systems and Control refers to courses that are generally related to modelling and analysis of technological systems. These could be robotics, pneumatics, rocket propulsion and structures. Our middle school students touch on these areas in a small way in year 8 and 9.
In year 10 students can select our very popular Advanced Technology Stage 1 subject for a full year and this includes studying in the areas of solar and wind energy, CADD CAM, sustainable futures, advanced manufacturing, water management and technologies and energy efficient design. The course is practical based and is linked heavily to the schools STEM program.