At Ss Peter and Paul, we believe technology does not substitute for quality teaching, but rather technology should be used as a tool to enhance the learning process in providing powerful learning experiences.
Students have access to a wide variety of the very best technological equipment, including robotics and coding resources, digital cameras, iPads in K-4 classrooms, MacBook laptops and iMac desktop computers. Stage 3 students engage in powerful online learning within the 1:1 iPad Program utilising programs such as Google Classroom and Apple Classroom. Students skills develop through the years which they build upon and use to enhance their learning across all Key Learning Areas.
Our school computer network has inbuilt filters and firewalls to protect students as they work online at school. All students are supplied with their own personal login and password which allows them access to the internet, email and other web based learning environments.
Our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement covers the responsibilities of users and the school in using technology safely. Students and their parents/carers are asked to sign this agreement at the commencement of each school year.
Ss Peter and Paul also has a dedicated team of expert teachers who lead and support technology across the whole school, ensuring all teachers have an expert capacity in this area and ensuring the very best experiences in technology and innovation for all 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.
Ss Peter and Paul 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 Stage 3 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.
Digital citizenship is a priority at Ss Peter and Paul, 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.