The College adopts a strong emphasis on the employment of technology throughout the school environment. Since technology is such a vast and limitless domain, the students will be comprehensively educated in an array of technological devices, from Apple iPads, to laptops and desktop PCs.
Prep to Year 3 Technology Program
For students in Prep to Year 3, it is vital that the employment of technology is adequate to prepare them for their future years within the College. Therefore, these students will have the opportunity to utilize and hone their skills with both iPads and laptops provided by the College during school hours.
In addition, each classroom has employed various smart devices, such as smart projectors, boards, or TVs. These devices can provide the students with the best possible foundation for not only their technological endeavours, but also serve as an excellent medium in which the students can effectively develop and learn within their classrooms.
One to One Technology Program
Commencing in Year 4, families are to provide an iPad to support their child's learning. The iPad was chosen as the core technology as it provides access to anywhere, anytime learning at a cost well below that of a notebook or laptop.
The iPad is used as a research tool, an organising tool, an ebook reader or a creative tool. lt gives access to lnternet, email and many apps, tools, ebooks, digital text books, and resources. iPads are light and mobile. Students will use their iPad as a tool to support key processes in learning - accessing, organising, processing and publishing information, collaboration locally and globally, creativity, and communication. Teachers use them in an environment to facilitate deeper engagement in learning and higher order thinking.
iPads will be used to facilitate learning by allowing students to:
- access, use, organise, create and publish digital and online information;
- develop knowledge, understanding and skills through creativity, critical thinking and problem solving;
- collaborate with peers and the wider community, and
- communicate their knowledge and learning experiences.
Students will use the iPad to manage their work and learning.