Digital technologies and e-learning play a vital role in 21st century learning. Students can be experts alongside teachers to help drive and own new learning. They are able to understand how they learn and can think critically to reflect on goals. Digital technology is an integrated tool that is used throughout curriculum areas.
Thanks to Joyce, the BOT and Home and School Committee for the purchase of 46 new Chromebooks for years 4-6. A team of us are working hard to set up devices, ensure all policies and agreements are up to date and continue to ensure our teachers are refining their teaching and learning practices. A special thanks to Anna and Tessa Rogers for helping with the set up of devices prior to school starting.
At MNS we have a real balance of the use of digital devices for learning. Digital devices have the potential to expand and enhance interaction in the classroom, enable more real-world activities, improve learning environments, and engage students in new and exciting ways. Opportunities for collaboration and problem-solving are expanded beyond the classroom in an online environment. We have a 1:2 ratio in our school, this supports greater flexibility in learning pathways, empowering students to learn in a more personalised way with increased control over their own learning. This can help students engage more deeply in their learning and lift their achievement.
Essentially having access to digital technologies in our classrooms can help the teacher and child take their learning to a deeper, higher level.
Our school's website - Hopefully you are finding our new website user-friendly and easy to find the information you need. Please feel free to email me if you would like to give feedback on how you think the new website is going.
Year 5 and 6 children will be bringing home a yellow form called - Safe and Responsible Use Agreement. Please spend some time discussing this form with your child and sign the permission slip page and return that page to your child's class teacher. This is an updated version of the junior one you would've signed upon enrolment.