At Our Lady Help of Christians Parish School we strive to use information technology in the day to day lives of our students. Currently students in Years 3 to 6 need to use an iPad during school.
Parents have two options for their child under the iPad program.
The first option is for parents to bring their own iPad (Bring Your Own Designated Device - BYOD) to school for use in the classrooms. If bringing your own device, these devices will be wiped and restored before being added to the School Management System.
The second option is for parents to participate in the school purchasing iPad program. The school will purchase iPad’s on parents behalf and they are paid off over 2 years through school fees.
Both these options are made available before students start in Year 3.
View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year.
Our Lady Help of Christians 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 are implementing 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 Our Lady Help of Christians, 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.