Year 10 Digital Technologies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Syme

Digital Technologies are transforming the way we live, and it is essential for students to understand the foundations of their digital world. Topics covered in the 10DT course include a wide range of knowledge and skills such as software development, website design, robotics and Computer Science. Students take part in the Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge, run by the Royal Society and the Institute of IT Professionals. The focus is on problem solving, creativity, fun, teamwork and igniting a passion for Digital Technologies. There are many exciting opportunities for careers in this field that have the potential to shape our world and make a difference.  

Year 10 Digital Technology students using Makey Makey circuit boards to make a water piano:

Students coding LED circuits with Arduino electronic boards  / Graphics manipulation software used to edit and manipulate images below.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A clearfile.


web developer, computer games developer, software developer, systems analyst, computer games tester, IT trainer, database administrator, computer service and repair technician, electronics engineer, programmer, digital marketing, Ecommerce, graphic design, social media marketing, computer scientist, machine learning engineer, secretary. Most jobs utilise Digital Technologies.


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

  • meeting any course entry requirements
  • minimum class sizes
  • the availability of teaching staff

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.