At St. Mary’s, students are actively engaged in the processes of analysing problems and opportunities, designing, developing and evaluating digital solutions, and creating and sharing information that meets a range of current and future needs. Students learn to safely and ethically exploit the capacity of information systems to create digital solutions
At St. Mary’s we aim to enable our students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving.
The Victorian Curriculum – Digital Technologies has been designed to provide practical opportunities for students to explore the capacity of information systems to systematically and innovatively transform data into digital solutions through the application of computational, design and systems thinking.
We expose students to a variety of learning opportunities to acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions. Preparing students to take up an active role in meeting current and future needs.
We encourage students to be discerning decision makers by considering different ways of managing the interactions between digital systems, people, data and processes (information systems) and weighing up the possible benefits and potential risks for society and the environment.
St. Mary’s is a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school. GAFE supports the development of communities of learning and practice by student collaboration with peers and teachers is facilitated and enhanced through GAFE.
Digital Technologies at St. Mary’s provides students and teachers access to a streamlined, efficient and integrated suite of collaboration tools and learning resources that will support and enable high-quality learning and teaching. Students from Grade 3-6 have access to a one-to-one Chromebook program. Students in Foundation, Grade 1 and Grade 2 have access to a bank of digital devices ranging from ipads, notebooks and chrome books.