Digital Technologies

“Digital Technologies empowers students to shape change by influencing how contemporary and emerging information systems and practices are applied to meet current and future needs.”

At St Vincent de Paul, students are taught the skills to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and by investigating particular ways of problem solving. Our curriculum also encourages students to be astute decision makers by considering different ways of managing the interactions between digital systems, people, data and processes (information systems) and how to be responsible, respectful and safe digital citizens. Parent and student Cyber Safety sessions are also offered to the community to provide students with the tools and knowledge to work safely online.

Our school focuses on teaching the three strands of the Digital Technologies curriculum such as Digital Systems, Data and Information and Digital Solutions through an integrated approach. Students also explore these concepts through other curriculum areas such as, Mathematics and Integrated Inquiry. They are provided with opportunities to work with devices to apply the interrelated processes of analysing, designing, developing and evaluating to create digital solutions.

Students from Foundation- Year 2, work with iPads to create and communicate information. They use a variety of apps to engage and enhance their learning and to communicate ideas and information. Through guided play and integrated learning, our students use robotic tools such as Cubetto to code and represent the sequence of steps needed to solve simple problem.

From Years 3-6, students are a part of the 1:1 Chromebook program and use ‘Google G-suite for

Education’. They have access to a variety of tools and apps to enhance their learning and allow for classroom collaboration. Students identify problems and design solutions using tools such as Sphero’s and Lego robotics to code and create digital solutions.