Croydon Hills Primary School supports the belief that through Learning Technologies we equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable students to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. Croydon Hills Primary School also focuses on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to create and use information in discriminating, effective and creative ways. We support and develop the concept of Digital Citizenship in an online world. All staff and students use Learning Technologies as a routine part of classroom activities across the curriculum.
At Croydon Hills Primary School students have access to a range of devices including:
- A Lab with 25 iMac desktop machines.
- A one2one iPad program in the Senior school.
- A set of 8-10 iPads in each Prep, Junior and Middle school class.
- A set of MacBook Airs in each Middle School class.
- iMac desktop machines in the Junior and Foundation classes.
- MacMinis and Interactive Data Panels in Junior and Prep classes.
Digital Technologies Curriculum
Croydon Hills Primary School is implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum. Computational thinking is the main focus of this curriculum. Students will develop problem solving skills when creating digital solutions. Students will learn various programming languages (coding) to purpose-design digital solutions to solve specific problems.
The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving. Students acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions so they can take up an active role in meeting current and future needs. The Digital Technologies curriculum aims to ensure that students can:
- design, create, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative digital solutions to meet and redefine current and future needs
- use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and development to create digital solutions
- apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments
- confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively automate the transformation of data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings
- apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences.
Croydon Hills Primary School provides additional opportunities for students to work on digital technologies through a ‘Coding Club’ for students in Junior, Middle and Senior classes. These run weekly during recess and lunchtime to enable students to further develop their problem solving and computational thinking at their own pace.
We are a proud eSmart school
Croydon Hills Primary School is an eSmart school, which supports students in developing cyber-safe skills through the use of technologies. One of the major elements of this program is working with students and our community to create safe digital citizens. Through our eSmart program we engage our students in units of work that give them the knowledge and tools to be eSmart. Being safe online is an ever-increasing issue in the 21st century and we are committed to providing the resources for our students and families to increase their awareness of the dangers they can encounter online. Our eSmart student leaders work with our students to promote awareness and create cyber safe citizens and we invite professionals in the field of cyber safety to talk with staff, students and parents about how to stay safe online. We encourage everyone in the school community to also promote being eSmart at school and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact your student's teacher or the school office.
More information about:
eSmart Schools: https://www.amf.org.au/what-we-do/esmart/
Parent’s guide to online safety: https://esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent
Online assistance: https://esafety.gov.au/esafety-information/get-help?from=cybersmart
One2One iPad Program
More information about the Croydon Hills Primary School one2one iPad program can be found at: