Information Communication Technology Use (ICT)
Green Island School has expectations of our students to be responsible users of technology. The school provides access to the Internet and other communications technology because it believes that these enhance the teaching and learning process. The school is happy to discuss the use of technology with parents at any time. Using technology can create challenges. The school makes every effort to support students to manage those challenges effectively. We believe that by learning to deal with these challenges in a safe environment with the appropriate support, students will be better prepared to deal with those challenges in their future.
Green Island School defines a digital citizen as someone who:
- Is a confident and capable user of ICT.
- Uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities.
- Uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace.
- Is literate in the language, symbols and texts of different technologies.
- Is aware of ICT challenges and can manage them effectively.
- Uses ICT to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways.
- Demonstrates honesty and integrity in their use of ICT.
- Respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world.
- Contributes and actively promotes the values of digital citizenship.
When your child enrolls at Green Island School, permission will be sort from parents or legal guardian to publish children’s work or image online. Consent to this can be withdrawn at anytime by notice to the school in writing.
Cellphone and Other Electronic Items
Are not permitted at school. If your child needs to have a cellphone at school, it is to be handed into the office before 9:00am in a named envelope and collected again at 3:00pm. We cannot accept any responsibility for any items. Some senior classes have arrangements for the students to bring their own devices. This will be explained and monitored by their teacher when appropriate.