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Technology

IMG 9039Stella Maris recognises that emerging information technologies have changed the nature of accessing information.

The internet, multi-media and computer resources provide students with high interest and exciting challenges that are used as effective tools by the teachers to enrich the curriculum and provide for the wide ranging needs of our students. 

At Stella Maris, Information and Communication Technology is used in the classroom as a support tool that enhances teaching and learning in all curriculum areas. All students have equal access to the computers in their classroom.

Stella Maris Catholic Primary School is striving to be a technology rich school by integrating technology into all learning and teaching areas to enhance learning and to prepare students for their role in the digital world in which we live. To achieve this, the school has implemented a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for Year 5 & 6 students.

Today’s generation of students view technology as part of their everyday environment. With 1:1 learning, each student will have access to an iPad to use at school, enabling communication and collaboration among peers and teachers, connecting parents to their child’s learning. Educators are provided with digital tools to create learning plans, manage educational content, track student progress and more.

As part of the program, iPads are used to integrate technology into learning and teaching programs, to allow students to demonstrate the desired outcomes in a manner that is not possible using traditional methods.

iPad Usage and Instructions

Prior to students bringing their iPad to school, they are given the terms and conditions in the Learning Technologies User Rights and Responsibilities Agreement. These forms should be read, discussed with the child and signed by parents/carers and the student, and then returned to the school.

All students must read the Acceptable Use of Learning Technologies and abide by the school’s Learning Technologies User Rights and Agreement and School iPad Policy.