Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology is embedded in the curriculum at St Patrick’s. Our performances in external measurements of student awareness of ICT, such as the Computing Skills Test in the School Certificate, indicate a high degree of competency among our student body. In 2011, for example, 87% of the St Patrick’s Year 10 cohort were awarded the highest Highly Competent grade in the School Certificate Computing Skills Test, compared to the state average of 57%.

We have the latest computer hardware and peripherals available for students on each campus, as well as computer access in all classrooms. In Secondary, most rooms have data projectors as well as high speed internet access. Specialist rooms have an interactive whiteboard and the library is fully equipped with the latest PCs. Students also have access to a mobile laptop lab which is used across all curriculum areas.Students in Year 7 and 8 are using CAD software as well as stop-gap animation programs to enhance their learning.

On the K-6 Campus we have Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom. There is a fully equipped PC lab with 24 high-speed flat screen PCs. We also have a bank of the latest iMacs for multimedia use, along with facilities for podcasting and digital imagery. We have iPads also in use for specialist activities.