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Technology is shaping the way we approach education, and at Hermit park we consider digital learning an integral component of our curriculum. 

As a Microsoft World Mentor School, we incorporate a range of technological devices into our daily practices and collaborate with other global leaders in technology with a view to helping transform education for the 21st century. 

Technological devices operating in our school include:

  • interactive whiteboards
  • hi-speed wireless network
  • laptops, notebooks, iPads and slates
  • hand-held mp3 microphone recorders
  • desktop computers
  • hand-held scanners
  • document camera
  • green room for movie-making
  • hand-held digital cameras and video cameras and movie editing machine
  • programmable robots, called bee bots, for our younger students
  • chatterblock recordable and picture display electronic dice
  • big point voice recorders with picture display.

Through the incorporation of these technological devices, both in our classrooms and beyond, our students are learning valuable skills which will enable them to actively participate in the modern world. New devices are trialled in classrooms and evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure they are genuinely contributing to improved learning outcomes. A range of software programs enables us to track and review individual student performance on an ongoing basis and, where needed, additional technological devices may be engaged for select students to assist with learning requirements.

Our involvement with Microsoft 

  • 2010: Principal Clayton Carnes was invited by Microsoft to join the 12-member International Advisory Panel for their Partners in Learning program, an ongoing global technology initiative.