Under the Western Australian Curriculum, it is expected that students learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create, share and communicate information and ideas, solve problems, show initiative and work collaboratively across all the learning areas.
At the College we have several hundred computers available to students including laptops and desktops. The Federal Government’s 1:1 laptop program promoted the value of students having their own device but this program ceased in 2013. In consultation with primary schools, universities and other expert groups, the College decided the most sustainable strategy to support the shared laptops/desktops was a Parent Funded program. With this in mind Canning Vale College implemented the Parent Funded 1:1 Program for students in Year 7 in 2017, with a 98% uptake. In 2018 the program was rolled out to Year 7 and 8 students, 2019 Year 7, 8 and 9 students, 2020 Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students. By 2022 all year groups will be expected to ‘bring their own device.’
The benefits of a Parent Funded 1:1 Program include:
• Enabling students to use the same device at home and school
• Allowing students to access information according to their need
• Giving teachers the ability to improve how they teach a concept
• Building student organisation skills and sense of responsibility
• Allowing learning to be more engaging
Visit the ICT page under the ‘For Parents’ tab to view more details about our Bring Your Own Device Program.