Information Communications Technology

St Benedict's prides itself in connecting with the community through the use of technology.  Through our use of ICT tools such as Google Apps for Education, our staff and students connect beyond the classroom in meaningful ways that enhance the learning opportunities for our students.

We utilise the benefits of technologies that allow us to interact with our families and the global community. Through tools and on-line spaces such as Google Classroom. We share our learning and create learning opportunities within the school and beyond.

The benefits include introducing students to the following concepts through authentic learning opportunities:

Connected learning
Increased opportunities for collaboration
Creating a positive digital footprint
Effective digital citizenship including netiquette
Transparency and accountability
Relevant feedback from a variety of sources including our families and community
Writing and Creative opportunities (digital literacy - reading and writing in digitial spaces)

In class, where technology can enhance the learning, it is used seamlessly to contribute to activities that would not otherwise be possible. We teach and model cybersafe behaviours at all times and by participating in online environments in safe and structured spaces, our students are being prepared for life beyond primary school. 

Teachers are supported by regular professional learning opportunities and the support of an eLearning Co-ordinator to integrate technology and stay up to date with the latest ideas. 

Netbooks and Ipads are available for each student in Years Prep - 6 to enable the opportunity to use a device when it is required with ease of access. Student use of technology is monitored and supported through our ICT policy. 

Each classroom has interactive whiteboards. In this age of constant digital change it is important that students are able to access a variety of technology, both hardware and software.

Ict

As part of a Languages grant in 2015, a joint project was created and taught through  Italian, Art and ICT.  In this project, the students from Years 5&6 worked in groups to design and create a mosaic tile. These tiles will form part of a wall mounted display at the front of the school. The students  created a digital presentation, in Italian, which was presented at the Art Show.

Mosaic