Settlers Farm Campus

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Street Address
23 Barassi Street
Paralowie SA 5108

Phone: 08 8280 6866
Fax: 08 8280 6403

Leanne Trewartha

Information Communication Technology

Settlers Farm Campus is fast becoming a school of innovation with a substantial investment in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Our aim is to provide current and alternative platforms for students to engage in and personalise their learning. The school has invested much time and money in establishing a foundation for our students to build on ICT skills. This is in line with the Australian Curriculum's General Capabilities which states:

'In the Australian Curriculum, students develop ICT capability as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school. The capability involves students in learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolveand limiting the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment'.

Our journey has seen us introduce many new and exciting innovations at our site including an upgraded internet service with a wireless network, lunchtime ICT activities, class websites and the purchasing of Laptops, ipads and Tablets across all year levels. Settlers Farm Campus provides weekly ICT sessions where students come to learn new skills using devices such as ipads and Laptops. Students then return to class to share with their peers in a 'Kids Teaching Kids' scenario.

Introducing new devices over a period of time, through continuous purchasing and a 'bring your own device' scheme, will assist us in achieving our goal to provide one to one access to a device for each student. This will take much time and funding but a worthwhile venture in ensuring we provide every opportunity for our students to become global citizens.

We are aware of the security risks associated with the use of technology in a cyber-world and have taken vast and stringent measures to minimise exposure to these risks. We are constantly upskilling students and staff in appropriate protocol with regards to internet use and in particular social media. Students and parents will be asked to sign user agreements ensuring there is a clear and common understanding for the welfare of all.

Computer and Internet Use policy