Technology

Technology provides a significant educational resource for improving learning outcomes for all students.

The school focuses on effectively integrating computer based technologies throughout all Key Learning Areas. All technology activities support the development of syllabus outcomes and are designed to incorporate all curriculum areas throughout the course of the year. They also allow students to gain important skills in the general use of computers to better equip them in their future years.

The school is fully networked and all staff and students are provided with secure log-in names and passwords and have access to the internet. Each classroom has a bank of 4-6 computers and a printer for students' use. Each classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard and the teachers plan and deliver lessons incorporating this resource. The Interactive Whiteboards also have multi-touch capability enabling small group interaction to occur.

Each Stage shares a set of laptops (Years 3 - 6) and ipads (Years K - 6). These are used for research, web based learning and to support classroom teaching and learning activities.

Our library is equipped with 16 computers in a dedicated technology room where students can be taught specific computer skills and undertake research and publishing using the technology available.

Our Librarian uses technology to enhance students' learning of information and research skills, as well as maintaining borrowing records and catalogues.

The library is also equipped with Video Conferencing (VC) facilities to enable students to participate in virtual excursions and workshops without leaving the school site. Staff can also access the VC facility for Teacher Professional Learning opportunities. In addition, the school has digital cameras and video cameras with editing software. These are used for multimedia presentations.

The students use a wide range of programs for Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Databases, Graphics, Multimedia, Internet and Email and Web Design.

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