Information Communication Technology | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Information Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Ivanhoe Girls’ is used as an intelligent and powerful tool to enhance learning and provide our students with the skills they need in the future. ICT is integrated into our learning program and used as and when appropriate for students’ learning.

Students in ELC to Year 4 have access to iPads and laptop computers in the classroom, as well as computer laboratories.

Students in Years 5 - 9 use iPads as part of their regular learning under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, enabling students to access a wide range of resources at any time and access all learning materials electronically whenever they are needed.

Students in Years 10 - 12 are welcome to bring their own devices to classes and access learning materials electronically using the School’s wireless network.

ICT Infrastructure

Our ICT infrastructure is up-to-date, flexible, expandable and accessible to all students. We offer access to:

  • a wireless and cabled network across the School
  • six dedicated computer laboratories
  • scanners, cameras and printers
  • Windows and Mac Operating System devices, including Lenovo and Apple desktops, laptops and iPads
  • interactive whiteboards (IWBs) to visualise new concepts and instantaneously access our intranet and the internet
  • our School Intranet, hive, which includes access to curriculum materials, email, library resources and personal directories from home.

Our Cyber Positive Education Program

We aim to teach students how to use digital media to their advantage, collaborate online and publish meaningful, quality work that is available to a global audience. Our Cyber Positive Education Program has three strands:

  1. Cyber Positive – how to use technology positively and avoid traps and pitfalls
  2. Cyber Savvy – applying technology to advantage
  3. Cyber Citizenship – the rights, respect and responsibilities involved with using technology.

Cybersafety

Our School is an accredited eSmart school as part of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s cybersafety and wellbeing initiative.

The Ivanhoe Girls’ Cybersafety Policy manages the risks of ICT being used inappropriately at School while maximising the benefits of ICT for students. Students, parents and staff sign a Cybersafety Use Agreement, which outlines specific expectations regarding the School’s ICT facilities.

Our whole school approach, incorporating Pastoral Care and Library programs, provides students with the knowledge, application skills and ethical decision-making skills to ensure that their online experience is a safe, positive and responsible one.

ICT in the Curriculum

Teachers plan for purposeful, meaningful and relevant use of technology to enhance learning across all curriculum areas. Using computers, students can more efficiently develop traditional skills of research, analysis of data and report presentation. They learn to be critical and responsible users of information, to check the veracity of sources and to authenticate the information they find.

Technology also provides direct “hands on” engagement in technically complex activities, such as:

  • probes connected to computers to measure changes in temperature, oxygen concentration and motion in Science classes
  • polarmonitors to investigate heart rate changes during exercises in Physical Education
  • on-site use of laptops in Geography fieldwork allows the immediate recording of data.

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

123 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe Victoria 3079
Australia

Telephone: + 61 3 9490 6222
Facsimile: + 61 3 9490 6200
Email: iggs@ivanhoegirls.vic.edu.au
ABN 77 004 098 748
CRICOS 00974A