The Digital Technologies curriculum at Christ the Priest is embedded and integrated across all areas of the school curriculum and supports our students as contemporary learners in the 21st century. It enables and provides our students with the skills they require to be responsible, confident and capable global digital citizens.
Students are immersed in a technology rich environment that supports learning and develops their ability to think critically and creatively in a meaningful context. A designated digital technologies leader plans with staff and students to implement a consistent and structured approach across the school.
Students in Year 3 – 6 are assigned their own device (Surface Pro or laptop/netbook) that they take responsibility of at the beginning of each school year. Students are also issued with their own G Suite account and use these tools to access learning both at school and at home. In addition, Year 3 – 6 classes have access to iPads to use both in their own classrooms and specialist classes.
Prep – 2 students have access to a full trolley of iPads in each learning space, as well as access to netbook computer trolleys, providing them with a range of digital tools and devices they require to support their learning.
Each learning space within our school is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard or Smart TV and desktop computers. A computer technician is onsite two days per week to manage and maintain all devices and school network.
STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) is supported by a wide range of robotics and STEM resources including MaKey Makeys, Spheros, Edison Robots, Lego EV3 robots, Ozobots, Beebots and Micro:Bits. These resources provide students with practical opportunities to use design thinking and to be innovative developers of digital solutions and knowledge.