St Francis of Assisi has a strong view on the importance of technology in the role of the education of its students. As such, our students engage in the effective use of Information and Communication Technology as part of their learning process.
Laptops and iPads are used across the Key Learning Areas to enhance learning. Students are taught to be responsible and ethical users of technology. 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.
Students and their parents/carers are asked to sign our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement at the commencement of each year. Parents and carers are asked to sign our Consent Form for Use of Student's Image and/or Work annually, which covers the publication of a student's work and image.
St Francis of Assisi aims to provide contemporary quality learning environments for students through the integration of technology across all Key Learning Areas. 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. As part of this process, we have also implemented a 1:1 iPad Program for our Years 3 - 6 students.
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.
Digital citizenship is a priority at St Francis of Assisi, 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.