St Martin’s is committed to providing a technology-rich environment to support our students as contemporary learners in the 21st century. Technology is viewed as a tool which is integrated across all curriculum areas allowing our students to both develop their technology skills and experience learning in a genuine contemporary manner.
At St. Martin's we believe that technology is a tool to be used to assist learning.
Our younger students are encouraged to explore the world around them during their learning. At times they will have access to a variety of 21st Century tools to assist their learning, including iPads and laptops, however, our junior students will spend most of the learning time with books, paper, pencils and other more tactile learning experiences.
As the students move into the middle and senior years at St. Martin's technology will begin to play a larger role in their learning. Students begin to work collaboratively online using the GAFE (Google Apps For Education) suite of products, they learn how to use the school's online resources, begin to learn how to research online and start to submit some assessment tasks online also.
In 2017 we introduced a 1:1 Chromebook program for our students in years 4, 5 and 6. This allowed our senior students to have access to technological
tools throughout all subjects, both at school and at home as needed. The Chromebooks are available for the student’s exclusive use during school
time and are taken home each night and during the term breaks to allow students to complete any home practice tasks, complete unfinished work
or for other additional learning.
In 2018 we expanded our program by introducing our 1:1 Chromebook Lite Program for our year 3 students. Offering our students the same at-school convenience provided to our year 4, 5 and 6 students, our 1:1 Chromebook Lite Program allows our younger students to take responsibility of 'their' device while at school, without burdening them with the responsibility of looking after the device on the way to and from school or at home.