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Online Teaching and Learning at St Patrick’s College

By Mr Ian Fernée 1:1 eLearning Coordinator This afternoon I walked past a Year 7 maths class. The boys were learning their equations and formulas with the guidance of their teacher, but the classroom experience was probably not a familiar for many. On the desk the students had their laptop, digital pen and OneNote software…

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Information Technology Update – June 20, 2019

ICT service disruption On the June 5 a number of students received phishing emails which were attempting to gather credentials and propagate further spam. Unfortunately, some boys clicked these links and their accounts further spread the spam email. The College has taken a cautious and thorough approach to reinstating services with the intention of minimising…

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Information Technology Update – May 30, 2019

What young people do online, particularly on social media, is sometimes an area that parents are not comfortable to discuss with their children. Are they being targeted by cyber bullies or even criminals? Have they formed inappropriate relationships parents are unaware of, or shared inappropriate images? When not armed with information about how to help…

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Information Technology Update – March 21, 2019

Parent Cyber Safety Information While usually a great tool for communicating, the sad events of Christchurch highlighted the speed and negative impact that social media can have in distributing harmful content. When using the College network most social media sites are not available to students, however at home this is generally not the case. Highly…

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Information Technology Update – February 21, 2019

Privacy Collection This week parents and guardians received two documents from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. The first was the -‘2019 Student Residential Address and Other Information collection notice’ which can be accessed by clicking on this link– and the second -‘Frequently Asked Questions-“ 2019 Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection’-…

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Information Technology Update – February 7, 2019

Year 7 and Year 10 1:1 devices 2019 sees the continuation of the 1:1 eLearning device program. The year commenced with two very busy days with our new Junior and Middle school students setting up their iPads, while new Senior School students received laptops as they started the laptop program. This is a very exciting…

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Information Technology Update – November 29, 2018

ICT at St Patrick’s in 2019 The St Patrick’s College vision for eLearning is to provide technology-enriched learning opportunities that enable students to achieve high-quality learning outcomes, preparing them for further education, and training and to live and work in a digital world and 2019 will see the continuation of the 1:1 program across all…

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Information Technology Update – November 15, 2018

Cyber Safety Pastoral Care Program Cyber Safety continues to be a core part of the Pastoral Care program being delivered to all students in Years 7 and 8 this term. The Cyber Safety Pastoral Care Program is designed to educate and support our children in the positive use of technology and the value it can…

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Information Technology Update – November 1, 2018

Year 9 Students 1:1 Device 2019 and beyond Our current Year 9 students are using parent owned iPads as their 1:1 device which they started using at the start of Year 7 2016. However, moving in to Year 10 in 2019, the boys will begin to be a part of the Senior School 1:1 program…

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Information Technoloy Update – October 18, 2018

Cyber Safety Pastoral Care Program The Pastoral Care program being delivered to all students in Years 7 and 8 this term directs its attention to the important topic of Cyber Safety. Keeping our students safe while using electronic devices and teaching them to be good digital citizens has now become a critical part of the…

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