Technology & iPad Program
Term 2 Curriculum Overview
This term, students will explore how coding is a language used to give instructions to machines.
Students will use the app “Swift Playgrounds” to develop an understanding of the coding language, "Swift".
Students will explore how to think and communicate like a computer, using commands, sequences, functions, and loops. Through experimentation, they will learn to troubleshoot and debug their code, fixing mistakes.
Students will apply their new knowledge to code physical robots such as Beebot, Sphero, and Jimu.
Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad Program for Year 3-6
We have been successfully running a Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad program for Grade 3-6 students for several years. Students are able to bring a personally owned iPad to school and use it to enhance their learning opportunities. The BYO iPad program forms part of the School’s Strategic Plan to create highly engaged, personalised learning environments. Students are given the opportunity to become digitally fluent, become responsible users of technology, and develop skills that will prepare them for high school and beyond.
Please click on the image below to open our iPad Program Booklet:
View our iPad information video here:
The internet offers an exciting world of experiences for children and the whole family. It can be entertaining, educational and rewarding. However, using the internet also involves risks and challenges.
For many parents, this will be the first time their child has access to an Internet capable device. You play a vital role in ensuring your child has safe and positive experiences online.
The following simple tips can protect your child at home:
- Create your own guidelines for use of technology at home. One of the simplest ways of keeping your child safe is by allowing internet use in shared spaces at home and restricting use in areas without adult supervision (e.g bedrooms).
- Make your home internet safe: Set up child friendly internet searching through your Router or Internet Service Provider to block inappropriate content.
- Ensuring that your child is not using Social Media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Messenger, SnapChat (these sites have minimum age restrictions of at least 13+ years).
- Manage your child's device at home. This can be a simple process if you set up "Screen Time".
How to set up screen time
Useful safety links:
Apps that kids like to use... This site is incredibly useful for many apps e.g - How old do you need to be have an Instagram account? What are the risks? How do you make your account private or delete public photos?
Bully Stoppers - A website created by the department of education.