Whanganui Girls' College

Our Programmes

Fashion and Design

Fashion and Design in Years 9 and 10

The junior programmes are of one term’s duration. Students use the design process to develop technological outcomes using fabric. Students develop knowledge and skills in operating sewing machines and overlockers, product design, basic pattern adaptation, garment construction and fashion photography.

Students are encouraged to enter local and national fashion competitions throughout their College life.

Fashion and Design in Year 11

This NCEA level one course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the junior programme. Students strengthen their knowledge of sewing techniques and gain confidence in the use of commercial sewing patterns. Students design and make an outfit for a nominated person (usually themselves) for a chosen occasion.

Fashion and Design in Year 12

This NCEA level two course furthers students’ knowledge and skills in developing fabric products and using sewing equipment. Students have the freedom to choose from a wide range of products and garments. The focus of this programme is the development and production of innovative fashion items. Students’ skills in research, planning, design, fashion drawing, construction and fashion photography are all extended.

Fashion and Design in Year 13
This NCEA level three course is for students with a passion for fashion. Students’ assignments focus on developing and making a range of innovative and creative fashion garments and/or textile products, either for authentic clients or for themselves. Students will learn advanced skills in research, planning, design, fashion drawing and construction.