Students and staff at Good Shepherd College enjoy a diverse range of access to Information Technology.
Wireless technology is accessible in every learning space throughout the college. A computer lab within the junior resource centre supports all core subject areas along with specialist areas. We also have a fleet of mobile laptop trolleys readily available throughout the College. Students have access to many different technologies and platforms such laptops, iPads and desktops. Students have access to current industry standard software includinig Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.
Last year the college implemented a BYOT – “Bring Your Own Technology” environment on the senior campus. Under a BYOT program students are able to connect a technology device of choice to the college WIFI and access electronic college resources. Allowing students to choose their preferred device allows them to work with technology they are already familiar and comfortable with. It also encourages greater responsibility of their device. As BYOT allows students access to the same devices at school and at home, it can extend learning opportunities to times and places outside of the classroom.
Responsibilities of BYOT
Students must bring their device of choice to school charged every day. At this stage students can only connect one device to the college WIFI. The responsibility to keep student device(s) secure rests with the individual owner. Lockers are provided to each student. Good Shepherd College nor its staff or employees, are liable for any device lost, stolen or damaged at school. Additionally, protective cases for technology are strongly recommended.
All students from Years 5-12 undertake Digital Licence training as a part of the college’s cybersafe program. The Digital Licence was ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2015 Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) for Security and Safety and Certified by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. For more information on the program, please visit https://www.digitallicence.com.au/.