Technology is creating and shaping our present and our future. Explore our use of iPads and Information and Communication Technology.
For students to become independent, collaborative and self-motivated learners, they need to be skilled in its use and applications in their daily social and working lives.
St Columba’s Catholic College encourages each student to stretch the boundaries of their individual capabilities. As well as collaboration, creativity, discussion, and research, a strong emphasis is placed on the use of resources and technology to help stimulate independent thinking.
St Columba's College's Acceptable Use of ICT student policy and agreement.
Compass is the online tool/ website that the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and St Columba’s Catholic College uses to manage student attendance, daily messages to students and other tasks. Students can use it to see their attendance, merits, timetable, the daily news and other things.
There are parent and student guides for logging in to Compass on the Parent Handbook page, under "Compass".
For online safety advice please see the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner website. It has great info for children and adults.
Student device requirements;
Junior School (years 7-9): students must have an iPad for learning and bring that with them to school each day. For more info on what iPads are and aren't allowed on the network, please see the section "What are my purchasing options?" below.
Senior School (years 10-12): students are required to bring laptops, which will be connected to the College network. For info on what laptops are allowed on the network, please see the section "Senior Students and laptops" below. If senior students have a working iPad, then that will also be allowed instead of a laptop.