St Brigid's has a strong view on 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.
Pods of laptops, desktops and iPads enable students and teachers to create, collaborate and communicate in a digital world. Students in Stage 2 and 3 are involved in our Bring Your Own Designated Device (BYODD) 1:1 iPad program, meaning each student in Years 3-6 brings their own iPad to school each day to support their learning in the classroom.
The school library and all classrooms also have Apple TVs installed that enable teachers to design highly visual lessons to support student learning across all facets of the curriculum.
Oliver is our school’s Library Management System. It is fully web-based, so the whole school community can access library resources including eBooks and Audiobooks. Simple, clear search options like dynamic picture searches help young students find books and other resources that appeal to them. They can also choose from a huge selection of background graphics and avatars to personalise their library experience.
Oliver means students and staff can also manage their loans and reservations — anywhere, anytime.
St Brigid'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 are implementing a 1:1 iPad Program for our 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.
The provision of a technologically-rich environment allows teachers to access a greater variety of tools to enhance their teaching. It supports our key educational aim of developing innovative and engaging teaching strategies to facilitate authentic learning for our students. In order to ensure seamless integration of technology into the curriculum - while maintaining a cost-effective and efficient program for the school - careful consideration is given to the most appropriate device model for student learning.
View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year.
Digital citizenship is a priority at St Brigid’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.