Our aim for the future is for every student at Carranballac P-9 College to have access to an IT device. Whether it is an ICT device owned by the student (Year 5 - 9) or a computer supplied by the College for use in the classroom only.
Year 9 students have the opportunity to engage in 3D Printing as an elective class teaching Computer Animated Design. This semi-commercial 3D Printer is a terrific investment in education and is just one of the enterprising digital skills we are teaching Carranballac students.
Students at Carranballac P-9 College enjoy Robotics and Computer Coding from as young as the Foundation year level. Our teachers enjoy opening digital doors for our students as they learn to code through programs such as Bee Bots, Scratch Junior, and Minecraft in younger Year Levels up to Year 9 students developing computer programs to operate Abilix Robots. Our STEM teams at both Boardwalk and Jamieson Way enjoy exclusive use of iPad trolleys to providing students with multi-operational knowledge of Windows, iPad, and Mac Operating Systems.
In 2018, the College purchased 232 TouchScreen Notebooks across both Campuses, these were made available in the Early Years (Foundation to Year 6) as Class Sets in special computer trolleys.
In 2019 we further strengthened the Notebook pool with an additional 144 Notebooks, available to students From Foundation to Year 6. These Notebooks are stored in securely at the College, and are shared among classes in each year level. on a class rotation among students in each Year Level. With the great support of our Parents & Friends committee we have been fortunate to purchase a set of Bee Bot coding robots for students in Foundation - Year 2 and look foward to hearing all about their coding experience at the earliest levels of our schooling. We have also been fortunate to purchase class sets of Sphero SPRK coding bots for students to code with varying degrees of experience from drawing code, scratch based code and java script.
We are excited about what we have been able to achieve in the last 2-3 years in the area of Information and Communication Technology and are looking forward to a stronger future in digital literacy.
We strongly encourage families to provide students in Year 5 & 6 to Bring Your Own Device to School each day to complement student learning and develop enterprising technology skills.
Secondary Students in Year 7 - 9 are expected to Bring Your Own Device each day. Students benefit greatly from personal access to a familiar device, providing them a leg-up in the digital and educational landscape.
Carranballac P-9 College is a eSmart School and contributes to students learning how to be Safe, Smart, Responsible and Discerning users of technology. We utilise DET protective firewalls and additional programs to continue to keep students safe online, and engrain digital technology in all aspects of our curriculum.