Curriculum - Technology

Harrington Street PS provides its students with a diverse range of technology experiences. Students encounter a range of devices including PCs, Macs, iPads and Infinities. In addition, we encourage students in Years 3-6 to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). This broad range of experiences ensures that our students have the opportunity to become confident and adaptable users of, and creators with, technology. 

As part of this approach, we have developed a number of documents so that students, parents and teachers are aware of the expectations when using technology at Harrington Street PS. The first is our BYOD Guidelines, which set out the rules and consequences for bringing devices to school. The second is the ICT Student Usage Charter, which explains what it means to be a safe, respectful learner when using technology at Harrington Street. 

Once students have gone through these documents with their parents, they need to then sign the Student ICT Usage Agreement to show that they understand our technology rules and consequences. Students are unable to bring in a device until this has been returned to their teacher. Copies of these documents can be found at the bottom of the page. 

I want my child to participate in BYOD, but they don't have a device. Help!

That's ok! Here are a few places to start. 

The School Locker

HSPS has a partnership with The School Locker which allows you to access a range of suitable BYO devices at discounted education pricing. You'll just need to take your Student Advantage Card and work out what device is best suited to your situation. 

One Education (Infinity)

One Education offers some cheaper entry-level laptops that have a detachable screen that doubles as a tablet. We currently use these devices with our Year 1 and 2 classes. They may be a suitable optioin for your child.