Year 11-12 New Student Technology Information

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Technology is an important part of the learning experience at St Andrew's. From Kindergarten to Year 12, teachers are continuously finding new ways to integrate the latest and most age-appropriate technologies into their classrooms in a way that enhances the curriculum.

In 2013 iPads were introduced at St Andrew’s Cathedral School for students in Year 7 to Year 10 to build on our existing digital resources. Students having a personal device has allowed teachers to more easily work with students to help them grow in their ability to effectively use the latest digital platforms, research, collaborate and communicate online.

Students who are new to St Andrew’s Cathedral School and going into Year 11 or Year 12 will need to come to class with either a tablet or a laptop. This will allow them to access their eTextbooks and SACSnet, the School’s Learning Management System. We are giving new students in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2014 more flexibility with the device they bring as we know that many students will have already adapted to a particular device at the School from which they are coming.

All students are provided with filtered Wi-Fi access for their devices while at school. Responsibility for the device rests with the student and the family. Students are also responsible for ensuring that their device is charged and should not expect to be able to charge the device during the school day, particularly during class. Tablets or laptops are to be locked away in a student’s locker when not being used for learning. Technology is not viewed as a replacement for writing and consequently all students are expected to bring paper and pens to lessons.

In addition to students’ own personal devices, Desktop computers are available for Senior students to use in in Study Hall (Level 3 of the Senior College) and the School Library (Ground Floor of St Andrew’s House). Students have the ability to print from these desktop computers if necessary. Desktop computers with specialised software is also available within Visual Arts, Design and Technology and Music classrooms.

More information about Technology at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, including the Technology Acceptable Use Policy and iPad Set Up can be found on SACSconnect. For new students whose families are looking to purchase an iPad you will find information about the prices offered by the School’s preferred supplier at: Church Resources

Inquiries for assistance with IT can be directed to the IT Department helpdesk@sacs.nsw.edu.au or 9286 9555. Once a student commences at the School they are encouraged to visit the IT Help Desk for assistance. The IT Help Desk runs each lunch in the foyer of the School Library.