Student achievement is the key factor in our approach to Information, Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT). As members of a digital age, it is vital that students are provided with every opportunity to engage with each other, with information and with the world in a safe environment. By introducing students to the responsibilities of digital citizenship at this age, appropriate learning can occur within a safe controlled environment, so that these necessary skills are grasped as early as is practical.
At St Elizabeth's, we provide a 1:1 laptop program for students in Year 4-6, and individual access to a laptop in Year 3. Year 2 have 1:1 iPads and Prep and Year 1 have 1:2 iPads to develop their ICT skills and understanding of safe online habits from am early age.
Currently our device of choice is the 13" Macbook Air and Apple iPads.
Each year we have information sessions for parents on this topic and will continue to do so in subsequent years.
As a school, we have decided to slowly phase out the use of laptops and move to iPads only throughout our school; due to the research on devices and their capabilities for Primary aged students.
iPads will be introduced into Grade 3 from 2024, and will move through each year until all laptops are phased out. Our students from Grade 2 will have use of an iPad with an inbuild keyboard and then from Grade 4-6 also with a class set of stylus pencils to use at school.