Iona Presentation College


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 in the classroom. Each student in Years 4-6 have an iPad for use at home and school.  Each student from Year 7 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:

  • The Senior School campus has two dedicated computer labs, featuring 28 modern iMac computers in each, and the latest Apple and Adobe professional suite of tools.
  • Our Senior School students are afforded the opportunity to design, film and produce their own television productions in our state-of-the-art broadcasting studio. This studio is the only one of its kind in WA schools, giving our girls a chance to learn how film and television studios create rich multimedia projects.
  • 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, televisions and Apple TVs.
  • Digital still and video and Go Pro cameras are available for loan from the Senior School library.
  • Kindles with a range of eBooks and audiobooks are available for loan in the Senior School library. 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 library is available for students to charge their MacBooks.
  • A range of digital resources and curriculum support materials, managed by the Senior School library, 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 Iona and ROAD at Iona