Distinction

striving for excellence, aiming for personal best.

Diversity

understanding, celebrating and respecting cultural and linguistic differences.

Respect

consideration for the rights and beliefs of others and valuing oneself.

Information Technology

ICT subjects are not solely about the acquisition of industry-standard skills and knowledge.  They are about problem solving and also about understanding the impact and implications of technology.  

Outcomes for students

Investigating

Students will

  • Use appropriate technology to collect information relevant to design decisions.
  • Identify constraints that affect design decisions.

Designing

Students will

Use and practise a range of design skills.

  • Select and appropriately use a variety of software.
  • Effectively document and communicate about their product designs to others.

Creating

Students will

  • Be familiar with and able to select and use a range of materials and systems to satisfy design requirements.
  • Develop skills in working individually and cooperatively in flexible work teams.

Critiquing

Students will

  • Analyse ICTs for their impacts, benefits and negative outcomes.
  • Critically evaluate products developed using a range of Information and Communication Technologies.

The study of Information and Communication Technologies can be divided into two related areas:

ICTs as a Tool for Learning: the use of ICTs as an essential strategy for enhancing learning in all areas of the curriculum.
The Development of ICT systems and products for end-users: the use of the Systems Development Life Cycle, an industry-standard problem-solving technique for the design and development of products and solutions for end-users

ICT LITERACIES and CYBERSAFETY

Students in each of Year 8, 9 & 10 also do a ’screenagers’ Special Program to develop their digital literacies, to show them how to navigate cyber environments safely and to foster attitudes for responsible digital citizenship.

As part of this they are introduced to our e-Learning environment, good file management & back up skills, basic keyboarding techniques and to various cyber safety issues (including cyberbullying).

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