St Edmund’s College aims to provide students with an education that is inclusive, creative and challenging and recognises the significant role that technology can play in enhancing the teaching and learning process.
Our College is committed to ensuring students develop 21st century skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to shape their futures in a rapidly changing world. All students are expected to make efficient and effective use of ICT by using technology in positive and constructive ways to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively. To help our students make the right decisions when using technology at school, the College has an ICT Agreement that includes clear guidelines for the responsible and appropriate use of ICT.
We have a Bring Your Own Device program for students in Years 7-12 to help motivate and empower our students to become responsible digital citizens and self-directed learners.
The device must meet specific requirements in order to ensure that it is compatible with the College’s wireless infrastructure. We make recommendations as to the model of device students may choose to bring which are available to purchase through the College Uniform Shop. Families may elect to choose a different device because their son already has one, or they want something that is not available through the shop. This is fine, provided it meets the required specifications. There is also some required software, but this can be downloaded for free. Students are eligible to download Office 2013 as part of the College’s Microsoft agreement.