21st century living requires an educational environment which provides opportunities for students to develop digital citizenship and capability. As educators and caregivers, we are all called to meet the challenges of learning in an ever-changing digital age. In alignment with St Agatha's eSmart framework the school works to build student's digital skills and prepare them as digital ready citizens. This will be achieved through:
As well as being a compulsory part of the Australian National Curriculum, St Agatha's school acknowledges that digital technology enhances the delivery of teaching and learning. It is important to acknowledge the developmental stages of students and how the implementation of technology is planned based on a developmental continuum. At St Agatha's school we provide:
Hi speed, Wi-Fi connection exists throughout the entire school campus to ensure learning anywhere, anytime for all students. All classrooms are fitted with Interactive Whiteboards or LED interactive touch screens for teachers and student use. All classrooms are fitted with Sound Fields to ensure all students hear their teachers' instructions.
Year 4- Year 6 1 to 1 Laptop Program
In Year 4 to Year 6, technology is centred
around the Student 1 to 1 Laptop Program which is a partnership between the
school and home. Students participate in a ‘Laptop Boot Camp’ where they engage in a range of teaching and learning activities that prepare them to be safe and responsible digital citizens.
Please read the document which outlines the Guidelines for 1-1 laptop Programme. The Student 1-1 Laptop Contract Form. must be signed before any devices can be given to students.