Research has shown — that creative expression leads to deeper student engagement. And when students are more engaged, they take more ownership of their learning. Students become better problem solvers, communicators and collaborators. They explore more and experiment more. They tell richer stories and find their own unique voices. They stretch their imaginations and make connections they might not otherwise make — and they carry these skills through everything they do in school. And beyond.
St Mel’s provides a comprehensive curriculum that is accessible by all. Digital Technology within the school allows for a diverse range of learning styles throughout the school. Students can create, make, film, share, upload and access their learning in so many ways.
All students from Foundations through to Year 6 have their own iPad. All iPads are managed through a Mobile Device Management platform. Years 3-6 have a keyboard case so that they are still able to learn necessary keyboard skills.
The school has a Green Screen Room where students are learning many visual effects through creative video techniques. St Mel’s is also exploring coding for programming.
St Mel’s is entering a Digital Technology Action Plan that allows for a scope of learning from Foundations through to Year 6.