At Our Lady of the Rosary School, we believe that students need to develop Information & Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities in order to effectively communicate, access information, work and solve problems in today's world. In line with the Australian Curriculum, it is our aim to embed technology into our teaching and learning, across all subject areas, so that students can experience and use a variety of technologies in a responsible and informed way. Each week students take part in digital technology lessons as well as experience technology as an integrated part of the curriculum instruction and practice.
Our approach to ICT is enriched by all students having access to their own individual iPad that is supplied and managed by the school. These devices enable students to work safely individually or in groups while utilising a variety of programs under the direction of their teacher.
Students in Years 4, 5, and Year 6 participate in the 1 to 1 iPad program at OLR. These students take their iPads home each night. At the commencement of the 1 to 1 program in Year 4, all students undertake an 'iPad boot camp', where they learn about expectations and guidelines associated with the program before taking the devices home for the first time.
We acknowledge that the internet and technology are a regular part of life for our students. They have grown up in a time where it has always existed. It is important for us at Our Lady of the Rosary School to give students multiple opportunities to not only develop their knowledge, skills, and, understanding but also to develop positive attitudes and values when using information and communication technologies in their daily lives.
We aim to integrate principles of good digital citizenship in all of our teaching and learning experiences. Technology is constantly changing. It is our belief that teaching the responsible use of technology to our students is a partnership between home and school, so we regularly offer Cyber Safety programs to parents, staff, and students.
Each year, and on enrolment, parents and students read and complete the Acceptable Use Policy for ICT at OLR. This provides parents and students with the necessary information to enable the understanding of responsibilities associated with the use of these resources. These documents, which can be accessed through the links below, must be read and understood before signing the agreement.
2022 Information Booklet and ICT Agreement for Ipads Yr4 to Yr 6.pdf
2022 Information Booklet and ICT Agreement for Ipads .pdf