environments offer flexibility and opportunities for collaboration,
independence and connectivity toglobal resources. This sort of ‘anytime,
anywhere’ learning is supported by access to portable technologies (eg
The Xavier Catholic College approach is developed out of the following emerging issues and implications
for contemporary learning and teaching in all schools in Brisbane Catholic
Learning and Teaching:
This is underpinned by the
At Xaver, student devices are selected based on the requirements of the curriculum at different phases of learning and the learning experiences typical in each phase. This environemnt is supported by a wide range of platforms and services available to students.
Students in Year 4
are supplied an iPad as standard school equipment through our
1-to-1 program. This device is a key lerning tool through to the end of Year 6. Curriculum tasks
for students in these year levels will involve the use of iPads.
Our goal is for students to use
iPads as a tool to support key processes in learning - accessing,
organising, processing and publishing information, collaboration,
creativity and communication, and for teachers to use them as an
environment to facilitate deeper engagement in learning and
higher-ordering thinking. These processes, which align with the ACARA
ICT Capabilities, moves students away from seeing ICT devices as a tools
for researching, emailing and typing assessment to being catalysts for
further knowledge exploration and skill development.
The iPad has the varied
functionality that will allow students to consume information as well as
produce information in a mobile form through:
As the demands of the curriculum change, students in Year 7 are issued a hybrid-style Windows device. This device has touch capability, but also the ability to function as a more traditional laptop.
In recognition of the fact that the nature of the tasks students are required to perform change as they progress throuh their secondary schooling, new laptops are issued to students in Year 10 each year. These devices are available to students to use 24x7 while they are students of the College.
All students across the College are required to comply with the 'Responsible Use of Computer and Internet Resources' policy. In addition, students in the College 1:1 program must agree to the terms of the '1:1 Program Guidelines'. Both documents can be found below along with copies of the forms for physical damage and lost/stolen devices if required.
IT Management Services Incident Report Physical damage form.