St Michael's values the importance of technology in the role of the education of its students. We see this as one of a number of key ingredients that support students in the learning process. As such, the presence and effective use of Information, Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT) are a key feature of our contemporary classrooms.
Years 3 to 6 are utilising our 1:1 iPad program, enabling students and teachers to create, collaborate and communicate in a digital world. All classrooms, including the library, have Apple TVs that enable teachers to design interactive and highly visual lessons to support student learning across all facets of the curriculum. Coding, robotics and STEM lessons are also a growing part of our students' learning programs.
View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year.
St Michael's aims to provide contemporary quality learning environments for students through the integration of technology across all Key Learning Areas. As part of this process, we have implemented a 1:1 iPad Program for our Years 3 – 6 students. iPads are used in a range of learning spaces, allowing students the opportunity to achieve desired learning outcomes in ways that are not always possible using traditional methods.
Read more about our 1:1 iPad program here, including set up tips and parent information
Digital citizenship is a priority at St Michael's, with all students participating in learning experiences that focus on being responsible and ethical users of technology.
Teachers use a range of resources developed by the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and other online safety organisations, to assist in the ongoing education of our students in being safe and responsible digital citizens.
The CEDoW Digital Citizenship Program Site provides a program of resources for our students on digital citizenship.