Digital Technology

Year 7, 8 and 9

In the contemporary learning environment at St Francis Catholic College, Year 7, 8 and 9 students have access to a laptop program for their junior years.

These devices are used to enhance student learning with a variety of subject-specific applications, and provide access to textbooks and a variety of online testing programs.

Year 10, 11 and 12

The learning needs and final work product for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are very different to those in the earlier years of secondary schooling. As a result, the junior laptop does not provide a suitable platform for ongoing senior studies.

Year 10 and 11 students have access to a school-mandated senior laptop program.

In 2023, Year 12 students continue with the former Bring Your Own Device program based on their learning needs. The minimum requirements for these devices are outlined by the College.

ICT Provisions

Every classroom in the College has access to a data projector, Vivi access and speakers. Printers, scanners and photocopiers are also available for students. Wireless access to the internet and technical support is provided to all Year 7-11 students as part of the junior and senior laptop programs. Wireless access to the internet is available to Year 12 students under the Bring Your Own Device program however, repairs to devices remain the responsibility of students.

The College provides computer laboratories that meet the specific learning needs of a variety of subjects that require a more powerful device than the laptop. Specialised ICT equipment includes 3D printers, robotics equipment and data loggers used in various subjects.