Through their learning in textiles and design students will cover units that explore fashion sketching and rendering, pattern making and adaptions, and knowledge of different types of materials.  A  wide range of practical skills are developed through the design and construction of fashion garments and other textile items.  Students are encouraged to take part in a young designer competition at senior levels.

In  Years 11, 12 and 13 students can choose Achievement Standards and Unit Standards to gain credits towards their NCEA. It is an advantage but not essential for students to have studied the subject previously when choosing Textiles and Design Technology as an option in the senior school. A vocational Unit Standard course is also available at Years 12 and 13 and can be taken as an additional subject to support Textiles and Design Technology.


A range of career and leisure options arise from studying a course in Textiles.