At St Clare's, we strive to use Information, Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT) in the day to day lives of our students. ICLT is seen as an effective tool in enhancing the learning experiences of students as well as empowering students through the use of the students’ natural alignment to, and involvement in, the digital world.
We have many initiatives in place that enable students to access a range of learning devices throughout their entire primary school education. All classrooms have televisions and Apple TVs. There is also a pod of iPads in each class from Kindergarten through to Year 3. Students who are in Years 4 – 6 are required to bring in their own iPad as part to the school's 1:1 iPad Program.
All staff are dedicated to providing students with the knowledge, skills and guidance they need to be able to achieve success in a technological society.
View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year.
St Clare's 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 have a 1:1 iPad Program for students who are in Years 4 – 6. They are required to bring in their own iPad as part to the program. 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.
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.
At St Clare's, students participate in learning experiences that focus on digital citizenship, and being responsible and ethical users of technology.
Teachers use a range of resources developed by the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong, The Australian Communications and Media Authority, 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.
At St Clare’s, the CEDoW Digital Citizenship Program is undertaken by all students in Term 1 each year. It provides a program of resources for our students on digital citizenship.