At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, students in Prep - Year 6 are provided the opportunity to work with 1:1 devices in their classrooms and participate in weekly technology lessons with a specialist teacher.
Prep- Year 2 access a school owned class set of iPads per year level, with Years 3-6 students participating in a 1:1 iPad program. More information about our 1:1 iPad program is available on request.
During the weekly technology specialist lessons, students access the latest ‘Technologies’ Australian Curriculum, which offers children the opportunity to become innovative creators of digital solutions, effective users of digital systems and critical consumers of information conveyed by digital systems. This curriculum area provides students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation, providing them with the skills to respond creatively to current and future needs. (Source: Australian Curriculum).
St. Joseph’s students will also be explicitly taught online safety strategies and the skills required to be good digital citizens, those who have the knowledge and skills to effectively use digital technologies to communicate with others, participate in society and create and consume digital content.
Our technology lessons are held in our school ‘Makerspace’ room, located in the school library. This room is equipped with all the latest technology to successfully teach the ‘Technologies’ Australian Curriculum. Some resources include; 1:1 iPads, Spheros, Ozobots, Beebots, Osmo, littleBit kits, Makey Makey, green screen, Lego We-Do and lots more!