Computing and Information Technology

While Shire Christian students use the Internet to access and exchange information, we also know this is an important opportunity to educate students on the ethical and effective use of technology.

Our Junior School staff are well equipped to nurture, support and guide students to become responsible, competent users of technology and the Internet. Shire Christian School has partnered with Family Zone to provide parents with the tools, education and support to create a cyber safe home. Family Zone provides parents with visibility and understanding of how their child is using their learning device online, outside of school.

Junior School students use the purpose-built Information Resource Centre (IRC), designed with several specialised spaces and the latest devices to introduce and use technology in learning.

Kindergarten to Year 2 students are introduced to technology through the use of iPads. Students develop the confidence to use technology safely, how to use apps and how to design and create using technology.

Years 3 to 6 students are each assigned a Chromebook device for use at school. iPads are also used by students to explain and present what they have learnt and as tools to develop creativity.

Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art interactive flat panels and computers for student use. Students learn keyboard skills as part of our ICT integration program and are taught safe and efficient research skills each fortnight as part of Information Technology lessons.

Students are guided by teachers and parents cooperatively to engage in research and simple coding activities, while becoming proficient in keyboard skills. Children are encouraged to use programs such as Word and PowerPoint when completing tasks and record learning in Google Classroom.