St Thomas More Ruse has a strong view on the importance of technology in the role of the education of its students. Living in the digital world, our students use a wide variety of learning technologies to enhance and enrich their learning.
The presence and effective use of a range of Information, Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT) in all Key Learning Areas is a vital component of assisting the students in achieving their outcomes.
Our students have access to Smart TVs, laptops, iPads, state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard technology and a range of other online resources and learning technologies which supplement and enhance innovative teaching and learning programs. Students in our upper primary classes also bring an iPad to school every day which they regularly use as part of our Bring Your Own Designated Device (BYODD) program; while students in Kindergarten to Year 3 have access to class sets of iPads.
View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year.
St Thomas More aims to provide contemporary quality learning environments for students through the integration of technology across all Key Learning Areas. As part of this process, we have implemented a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iPad Program for our Years 4, 5 and 6 students. iPads are used in a range of learning spaces, allowing students the opportunity to achieve desired learning outcomes in ways that are not always possible using traditional methods.
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.
Digital citizenship is a priority at St Thomas More, with all students participating in learning experiences that focus on being responsible and ethical users of technology.
Teachers use a range of resources developed by the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and other online safety organisations, to assist in the ongoing education of our students in being safe and responsible digital citizens.
The CEDoW Digital Citizenship Program Site provides a program of resources for our students on digital citizenship.