Welcome to the web page of the Technical department.


The Technical Department has three teachers -

  • Mr G Starling (Principal Teacher)
  • Mr M Doherty
  • Mr K O'Neill
  • Mrs A Quinn

Teaching staff are well supported by a Technical Technician - Mr Paul Meechan.


The department has two well equipped craft workshops (for woodwork and metalwork) and two fully networked ICT / Graphics rooms supported by 3D printing and CNC machining facilities.


The Technical department offers the following courses -

  • S1- S3 Graphics, Design and Craft
  • National 4 Graphic Communication, Design & Manufacture and Practical Woodworking
  • National 5 Graphic Communication, Design & Manufacture and Practical Woodworking
  • Higher Graphic Communication and Design & Manufacture

All pupils follow a broad general course from S1 to S3 which allows pupils to develop a wide range of skills. The course in S1 is a mixture of craft work and graphics. These skills are applied and developed in S2 through design based tasks. S3 focuses on further skill development providing the foundation for National courses. Near the end of S3 pupils can choose to study either Design & Manufacture, Graphical Communication or Practical Woodworking at Nat4/5 level.

Please follow the links on this page to find out web based resources for the Technical Department.

Pupils should also be aware that a wide range of resource material is available in the Technical folder on the school intranet Secondary Curriculum drive.

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