The Digital Technologies curricula at Sacré Cœur aims to ensure that students can: design, create, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative digital solutions to meet and redefine current and future needs; use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and development to create digital solutions. It also allows students to apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments at all stages of their learning journey.
Our students learn to confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively automate the transformation of data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings. They learn to apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences.
At Prep to 4 students’ access to an iPad is available at school as these younger students are educated in the use of these powerful learning tools.
All students at Years 5 and 6 have an iPad to assist with their learning and at Years 7– 9 students are required to have an iPad for use at school and at home. Years 10, 11 and 12 students choose the device that best suits their learning style and their program.
As a school our belief is that learning comes from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, staff and parents. Our school learning management system, Firefly, allows 24 hour access to learning and our secondary students are encouraged to access MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) such as the Khan Academy and Stanford On-line.
Access to a personal device ensures students have the tools to participate in the widest variety of learning experiences to further enhance their academic goals. All with high-speed wireless internet, classrooms at Sacré Cœur are wireless enabled, equipped with smart boards, interactive whiteboards and digital screens and Apple TV, Lego NXT kits and a host of other digital tools at their disposal, students are able to create, share and learn.
Our classrooms are places where digital citizenship is part of the education process and growing responsible, technologically adept leaders of the future are developed.