ICT


We strive to embed eLearning within every aspect of our teaching and learning. We wish to create an eLearning environment that will empower students to become responsible, critical, intuitive, skilful and sophisticated lifelong learners. This will prepare them for a technology rich future.

 

Our students enjoy a very well-resourced ICT program, with 1:1 Chromebooks for our Year 5/6 students and 1:1 iPads in Year 2-4 students. We have a class iPad set for Foundation and Year 1 classes.

 

We are very mindful about cybersafety at WPS. We are an eSmart accredited school and are constantly in the process of teaching our students about cybersafety and responsible, informed use of technology.

 

Coding and Robots….

  • Pre-primary and lower primary students are introduced to robots with buttons on them that can be pressed to program the robot to move. They construct and plan mazes that their robots can drive through without crashing.
  • Students in middle and upper primary are introduced to robots that are coded through Bluetooth and which require blocks of instructions to be linked together.
  • At an upper primary level, students learn to write single programs for robots that have two outcomes depending on a variable, such as whether the robot senses an obstacle.

 

Below are some helpful links for parents to improve their own knowledge on ICT use:

 

eSafety Commissioner - Australian Government
Helping Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online.

 

Cybersafety advice sheets
Documents provided by the Victorian Government to give helpful advice regarding safe and appropriate behaviour.

 

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