ICT & Digital Technologies

Waratah SDS is excited to be rolling out the new Digital Technologies curriculum as part of our school’s specialist ICT program. Our school envisions ICT as being not just about learning to use digital devices and software, but using these as tools for developing 21st Century Learning Skills such as collaboration and communication. The Early Years program emphasises the use technologies such as interactive whiteboards, iPads and virtual reality to engage students in problem solving and digital creativity. The Middle Years and Senior Transition programs focus on collaborative problem solving, digital expression and the development of computational thinking. These skills are developed through projects such as the creation of our own digital games, the production of stop motion animations, and the use of the Lego Mindstorms robotics kits. The Waratah Satellite Room at Brunswick South West Primary School conducts integrated classes which include students from both schools collaborating on joint projects such as the Brunswick Games Festival.