Dear Families, Students and Community Members,
It has been a busy year in Digital Technologies and STEM classes at the College, with the introduction of new robotics courses in Year 7 and 8 Digitech and Year 10 STEM. In Year 7 and 8 Digitech students have been learning to code using their iPads. This has seen them use an object oriented programming platform to program mBots using a variety of sounds, lights, movements and sensors. Year 10 STEM has also utilised some new, exciting resources and have been using drones to improve their coding skills. These students were able to use a simplified version of the programming language C++ to program their drones’ flight patterns and its controller. Term 3 also saw the introduction of a Robotics Club in the Hub at lunchtime on Fridays. Although the initial uptake was a little slow, interest has been growing as students have hearing about the robots and drones they get to try out their coding skills with.
iPad and BYOD programs – device purchasing
Our purchasing portal with CompNow has been updated, and now offers devices which can be purchased for both the iPad program for Year 7 - 9 students, and laptop devices for the BYOD program for Year 10 - 12 students. Families are under no obligation to purchase a device through the College portal, however CompNow offers very competitive pricing on all devices, and also has a range of warranties and accessories that can also be purchased. Orders placed through CompNow are shipped to the school for collection free of charge. Orders placed before 23 November will be shipped to the College by December 14 2018, and orders placed between November 23 and January 11 will be shipped to the College by January 29 2019. To place an order please go to
Director or eLearning and STEM