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Information Technology

At PSI, the use of technology to enhance learning is an integral part of the school day. The aim of our approach is for students and staff to become confident, proficient, and creative in their use of technology. We have two Technology Integration Coaches working across both the Primary and Secondary School, assisting teachers and students in the effective use of technology throughout the curriculum.

PSI has a fully networked campus and a robust wifi system, providing students with ready access to the Internet and network resources. Our classrooms are equipped with digital projectors and interactive SMARTBoards, which are used to support the integration of technology into the learning process.

We have adopted a graduated computer plan for our students, guiding them through the process of becoming computer owners themselves, using a scaffolded approach:

  • In EC and Kindergarten, students have access to laptops and iPads through "stations-based" activities.
  • Grade 1 is a transition year with a larger number of laptops and some iPads for both "stations" and all-class activities.
  • In Grade 2, Chromebook's are shared between two students in different classes, giving them a chance to develop a sense of ownership and care for the device as well as having easy access to a computer when they need it.
  • In Grades 3-5, each student is assigned their own Chromebook.
  • Secondary students in Grades 6-12 have a 1:1 laptop programme, with all students bringing their own laptop to school. For special projects, there are research stations in the library.

Technology Innovation

PSI students also have access to a MakerSpace area and a digital media lab to supplement their classroom experience and encourage their creativity.

Both inquiry and assessment tasks often allow the use of multimedia devices such as digital cameras and iPads to investigate, record and create. In addition, we have 3D printers available for all classes to use for printing their designs of 3D objects to further facilitate a 21st century learning environment.

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