Since its inception, the College has prided itself on its superior ICT focus, currently maintaining a one-to-one program that is the envy of many schools. Every student and teacher has a laptop with programs and security provided by the College. This allows for uninterrupted delivery of teaching and learning online. The readiness of the College to deliver many curricula online was amply demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic when our infrastructure and preparation resulted in a seamless transition to learning from home.
Our online environment has been supported by a one to one laptop program since 2011. Our College provided devices are full laptops with touch screen/stylus capability. All students receive a laptop in Year 7 and Year 10 in a three-year cycle at a reduced cost to parents. The College hosts ICT information nights and has a collection of resources for parents to assist with the transition to the program.
Our program is the envy of other schools due to its success, not only in making improvements to learning outcomes but also in the level of responsible behaviour shown. This program helps reduce classroom issues for teachers and provides students with a consistent environment to flourish. Students are specifically taught digital literacy skills as well as general ICT capabilities across the curriculum with each learning area being responsible for one of these capabilities.
Feedback from students and teachers outlines the extent of our program: