KingsWay School is committed to using Digital Learning in our curriculum to enhance and transform teaching and learning.
Our aim is for our students to be educated using a blended approach with digital technologies being an integrated part of their learning. Through having access to their own device, students will experience new learning opportunities that are more relevant, collaborative and personalised. 21st Century learning aims to prepare our students to be servant leaders in this age by providing them with a range of knowledge and skills which are enabled by the use of digital technologies.
As the 21st Century is characterised by rapidly changing technology it is imperative that students acquire the following ICT skills.
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Communication and collaboration
- Digital, information, media, visual and cultural literacy
The ICT programme is designed to equip students with the skills they need to become competent users of ICT. At each year level, the ICT skills will be tailored to complement and support the curriculum being delivered by the classroom teacher.
The value of using ICT in the curriculum is that it:
- Motivates and engages students
- Increases interaction and discussion about learning objectives
- Makes repetitive tasks more interesting
- Provides access to new software, vast resources and information
- Enables creative publishing
- Develops digital citizenship and cyber safety
- Makes connections with home and community
- Enables tailoring of individual programmes
- Extends learning
Primary and Middle School
Our BYOD programme starts from Year 5 where students have the option to bring their own digital device. Our approach is to use a blended approach of non-device and device methods depending on the learning design at the time.
YEAR 5-9 BYOD INFORMATION
Please read our Year 5-9 BYOD information for all the details you need to know.
All students are required to read and sign our Cyber Safety Agreement
RESPONSIBLE USE AGREEMENT – Middle School
All Middle School students are required to read and sign the Responsible Use Agreement.
Senior School students are required to bring a laptop to school for the duration of their learning in Senior School.
Please read our Senior School Device Specifications for more information.
All students are required to sign our Cyber Safety Agreement.
Responsible computer usage is as much learned at home as it is at school.
KingsWay School supports the use of safe computing practices at school and at home. Helpful strategies include supervision of students using computers, educating them on how to use the internet safely and equipping them with what to do in difficult situations.
The following safe computing strategies are recommended:
- Be actively involved in your student’s internet use
- Place the computer in a public area in the home (not in bedrooms)
- Use family-friendly search engines and internet filters
- Monitor chat and peer to peer messaging