St Mary's College continuously seeks to be a leader in contemporary learning. We aim to empower students to achieve their personal best through a strong engagement with their learning by setting high expectations and providing relevant support. Our 2017 Curriculum Information documentation makes the following statement:
"Our differentiated curriculum aims to reach all learners through a variety of resources, teaching methodologies, uses of technology and through developing a sense of achievement."
The use of digital technology in education generally and the use of personal digital devices specifically should:
Support and enable successful independent learning.
Allow students to collaborate with peers and teachers using media rich technologies.
Engage students in a personal and differentiated learning journey.
Provide 'Anywhere, Anytime' learning.
Encourage critical thinking and problem-solving while enabling students to develop their creativity.
BYOD is a program where students are able to bring a personal laptop/notebook/tablet to school to use as their primary technological device. The school can provide the ability to connect compatible devices to a filtered Internet service during normal operational hours.
BYOD 2017 FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions presented to parents at the BYOD Parent Evening held in September.
Presentation to Parents (to be read in conjunction with the FAQ).
Most Commonly asked questions from Parents (Summary of the questions and topics asked by parents who attended the September meeting).
Survey of device options (this survey is intended for parents whose daughters will be attending St Mary's College in Year 7 & 8 in 2017).
Please CLICK HERE to view the recent letter provided to 2017 Year 7 and Year 8 parents regarding the College Purchasing Portal.The College Purchasing Portal is now open and can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.