Programmes for schools

Sewtec offers several options for working with schools including professional development for teachers, skills and unit based workshops and the Sewtec Junior Designer competition.  Can’t find anything to suit you? Talk to us and we can customise a programme to suit your needs!

These programmes can be delivered at our premises or yours  (depending on resources available at your school).

Call us on 0508 327 872 or email schools@sewtec.ac.nz to enquire.

practical Workshops (for students)

Sewtec can customise workshops (in either sewing or pattern making) to suit your requirements. The workshops can either be skills or unit/achievement standard based (at level 2 or 3) and taught at our premises or at your school (depending upon available resources). Talk to us about customising a programme for you.

“All of the workshops we have attended with students have been extremely well-organised with the expectation of a high standard of student outcomes. Excellent tutors guide students through a learning pathway. Attendance at these days has boosted student performance and enhanced a positive attitude towards assessment. Students are encouraged to achieve at all levels.”
Pippa Lawlor, Papatoetoe High School.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (FOR TEACHERS)

This three day block workshop is designed as professional development for teachers of textile technology or design who want to discover innovative ways of working within the assessment framework that maximise the opportunities for student success.

Each day is entirely interactive and hands-on.  You will have fun learning at the same time as producing resources that you can take back to your classroom and use with students. Whether you are new to technology, new to textiles or simply looking for new teaching ideas, this workshop is for you.  The calibre is most suitable for Level 2-3 NCEA and during the day we will relate the skills and techniques utilised to the assessment requirements of multiple unit and achievement standards at these levels.

By the end of the series you will have designed, developed the pattern and produced a shirt, jacket or similar upper body garment with structural and style changes  using  both advanced and complex procedures.

DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INNOVATIVE, PRACTICAL AND EXCITING WORKSHOP!

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Sewtec Junior Designer Competition

Eligible students have an opportunity to have garments they design shown on the runway at Sewtec’s ‘Manukau en Vogue’ fashion showcase, where their garments are judged by an industry panel.

The student who wins this competition receives a scholarship to study with Sewtec and $200. The school that the winning student attends receives two Purform Mannequins and a trophy.

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Junior Designer Competition