At St Joseph’s, new and emerging technologies are promoted to support, enrich and enhance student learning. The presence and use of Information, Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT) is an integral part of the modern classroom.
Technology is embedded across all Key Learning Areas and is explicit in the Science and Technology Syllabus.
At St Joseph’s we integrate the use of technology into daily classroom practice in a manner which allows students to interact with technology as a regular part of the learning process.
A wide range of technology is used to assist in developing 21st century learning skills in all students. We typically use Apple technology as it is very functional for educational purposes and is well supported by Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong.
In Kindergarten to Year 2, all classes have iMacs and a pod of iPads. Classrooms have Interactive Whiteboard technology.
In Years 3 - 6, students integrate their learning with the school’s 1:1 iPad program. Students are required to have their own iPad which is managed by the school.
Digital citizenship is a priority at St Joseph's, with all students participating in learning experiences that focus on being responsible and ethical users of technology. The school has a formalised program of learning in this area. Read more here.
A consistent approach to the use of technology and high expectations are paramount to their effective use. View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year.
All students at St Joseph’s Bulli have a student Google account in which they can utilise calendars, publishing and presentation tools, collaborative tools through sharing Google drive documents as well as access to their own school based and monitored email accounts.
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.