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Rationale

St Patrick’s College has a strong tradition of supporting learning with modern Information Communication Learning Technologies (ICLTs) in order to prepare students for 21st century living and learning. 2013 has seen the College Leadership Team reflect on our one-to-one journey and consider the future; especially in light of the conclusion of the Australian Federal Government’s National Secondary School’s Computer Fund (NSSCF); the need for technology renewal in our Integration and computer laboratories, and because of major changes to Stage 4 and 5 brought about by the National Curriculum. 

The reflection process has enabled us to consider the broader focus for technology and as such, the leadership team have developed a vision statement that continues to guide us with our decision making regarding learning technologies.

St Patrick’s College ICLT Vision Statement

Each student at our College learns to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, practices and values necessary to be an engaged, contributing members of 21st century society.

The ICLT vision statement aligns the broader College mission statement through a vision for modern infrastructure that:

  • Supports the provision of education that develops lifelong learning 
  • Supports teaching and learning that provides a breadth of educational experiences that challenge the creativity, initiative and ability of each student.
The reflection process, extensive research and pilot programs have contributed to a re-conceptualisation of our existing assumptions and practices with regards to the management and deployment of learning technologies. We are shifting from a one-size-fits all approach towards highly mobile and customisable technologies where one student accesses many personal learning devices throughout the day.  This is within a climate where mobile devices are creating new opportunities for our teachers and students associated with managing their personal teaching and learning environments.