Holy Cross has a strong view on the importance of technology in the role of the education of its students. We see this as one of a number of key ingredients that support students in the learning process. As such, the presence and effective use of Information, Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT) are a key feature of our contemporary classrooms.
In Kindergarten to Year 2, Holy Cross has a 1:1 iPad program. Each student is allocated an iPad to support their learning. These devices are owned, stored and managed by the school.
In Years 3 – 6, students integrate their learning with the school’s 1:1 iPad program. Students are required to have their own iPad which is managed by the school.
Students use a range of apps to enhance learning including Google Classroom and Seesaw. Across the school, each learning space is also resourced with Apple TVs that enable teachers to design highly visual lessons to support student learning across all facets of the curriculum.
View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year.
Holy Cross aims to provide contemporary quality learning environments for students through the integration of technology across all Key Learning Areas. As part of this process, we have implemented a 1:1 iPad Program for our students. iPads are used in a range of learning spaces, allowing students the opportunity to achieve desired learning outcomes in ways that are not always possible using traditional methods.
Oliver is our school’s Library Management System. It is fully web-based, so the whole school community can access library resources including eBooks and Audiobooks. Simple, clear search options like dynamic picture searches help young students find books and other resources that appeal to them. They can also choose from a huge selection of background graphics and avatars to personalise their library experience.
Oliver means students and staff can also manage their loans and reservations — anywhere, anytime.
Digital citizenship is a priority at Holy Cross, with all students participating in learning experiences that focus on being responsible and ethical users of technology.
Teachers use a range of resources developed by the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and other online safety organisations, to assist in the ongoing education of our students in being safe and responsible digital citizens.
The CEDoW Digital Citizenship Program Site provides a program of resources for our students on digital citizenship.