Technology

Bringing the Global World into our Classrooms…

At Iona, a technology-infused curriculum is provided for our 21st Century learners. ICT is used as a powerful medium to communicate, record student learning and bring the outside world into the classroom. From Kindergarten to Year 6, there is continuity and progression of ICT skills and concepts with clear lines of development. The overriding emphasis is on using technology appropriately to support engagement with learning so that we engender a life-long enthusiasm and love of learning.

To enrich learning programs at Iona, students from Kindergarten to Year 3 have access to iPads. Each student from Year 4 to Year 12 is provided with a 13" Macbook for use at school and home. A comprehensive wireless system with 1GB internet connection ensures continual connectivity across the campuses.

These solutions allow students and staff the necessary tools required to create media-rich information, allow for collaborative opportunities and enhanced communication with the College community and beyond.

Examples of how technology supports learning at Iona are:

  • Electronics, robotics and coding resources and equipment including 3D printers are available in the Makerspaces area on both Senior and Junior School campuses.
  • Students in the Junior School are instructed in a range of applications as part of their learning. These include applications to support particular types of learning activities in literacy, numeracy, creativity and multimedia.
  • The Junior School maintain a dedicated robotics lab available for lessons for all Year groups from Pre-Primary to Year 6.
  • Every teaching area has a digital display solution including data projectors, smartboards, interactive televisions and Apple TV.
  • Digital still and video and Go Pro cameras are available for loan from the Senior School iCentre.
  • Kindles with a range of eBooks and audiobooks are available for loan in the Senior School iCentre. Students with learning difficulties have priority to access these resources as they have voice and visual cues to assist their reading.
  • A charging station in the Senior School iCentre is available for students to charge their MacBooks.
  • A range of digital resources and curriculum support materials, managed by the Senior School iCentre, are available for access by the Iona community. These resources include information databases, Web 2.0 tools and applications, video libraries and the  Inspired Learning at Ionaand ROAD at Iona