According to the PISA report: Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection (2015):
“The foundation skills required in a digital environment can and should be taught”
“Information and communication technology (ICT) has revolutionised virtually every aspect of our life and work. Students unable to navigate through a complex digital landscape will no longer be able to participate fully in the economic, social and cultural life around them.”
Educating our students in a technology-rich environment is essential to our school foci of high expectations, innovation and improvement. Ongoing investments in digital technology ensure all staff and students have access to specialist devices and the internet in all subject areas. Effective use of digital equipment enables personalised learning, collaboration and sharing of materials. It improves communication, access to online resources and exposes students to contemporary approaches to learning.
At Wirreanda Secondary School, we pride ourselves in educating our students on Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacies. Whilst embracing the power of digital technology, we recognise the need to raise awareness of the risks that students can face online.
Details of the BYOD provision can be found here.
Acceptable Use of ICT
We introduced a BYOD scheme at the start of 2017, which has been extensively revised for the start of 2019. leading to significant amendments to the Acceptable Use of ICT Policy. Students and parents/care givers are obliged to read the policy in advance of signing the Agreement of the Acceptable Use of ICT Policy. Both the policy and the agreement form are provided below.
If you have any questions regarding use of IT/Digital Technologies in relation to the school, please do not hesitate to get in touch.