This program has been implemented in Years 5 and 6 and supports development of the ICT Capabilities and the Digital Technologies component of the Australian Curriculum.
The Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) recognises that in a digital age, and with rapid and continuing changes in the ways that people share, use, develop and communicate with ICT, young people need to be highly skilled in its use. To participate in a knowledge-based economy and to be empowered within a technologically sophisticated society now and into the future, students need the knowledge, skills and confidence to make ICT work for them at school, at home, at work and in their communities.
At Holy Spirit we encourage the use of technology as a valuable tool that assists and supports learning. Integrated into all areas of the curriculum, iPads (and computers) are used to enhance student learning and prepare them for the digital world in which we live. Technology allows students to learn in different ways and develop a range of learning skills. Our curriculum provides students with authentic and connected learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation.