In 2020 Atwell Primary School commenced a Parent Funded One-to-One iPad Program for students in Years 3 to 5. Year 6 students are invited to bring their own device in 2020 and will be required to do so from 2021. This program allows our students to readily engage in 21st Century learning tasks designed to engage them in real-work problem solving and develop the skills needed for the modern world. We have had excellent early participation and look forward to building on this success. Please see the relevant section of the website for more information.
This arrangement has allowed us to support students in Kindy, Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2 to have better access to school managed iPads for their learning programs. Each junior primary class has access to 6 iPads as well as access to a class set.
In addition to our iPad program, the school has 120 Chromebooks which are used primarily by our Year 6 students. We also have a bank of 32 Windows laptops in our library computer lab and trolley with 32 Windows laptops available for loan.
Our school has a wide selection of Digital Technologies resources, including Sphero’s, Dash and Dot Robots, Bee Bots, OSMO’s, Lego We-Do Kits and Makey Makey. Every child participates in Digital Technologies lessons as well as integrating ICT into all learning area.