A high value is placed on computer and other technology skills.Computers, word processors and laptops are used in the classroom, in addition to whole-class experiences in the computer laboratory. All classrooms are equipped with electronic whiteboards and are central to classroom learning.
In the early years, focus is on developing the child's confidence and skill in using computers, including 'mouse skills' and awareness of cause and effect.
Computers are particularly beneficial in supporting literacy and numeracy programs as they aid focus, eliminate distractors, provide immediate feedback and are readily adjusted to the child's skill.
In the later years, advanced computer skills are developed including internet-based research and powerpoint presentations.
Students make use of a wide range of assistive technology including touchscreen, closed circuit television, concept keyboards and electronic braillers, digital switches and a variety of voice-output devices.
Outcome: Students develop efficient keyboarding skills, building up speed through regular practice and develop internet-based research.