Information Technology

Information Technology

Our school community uses Digital Learning Technology as an effective teaching and learning tool to improve learning outcomes across all subjects and at all year levels. Teachers and students are encouraged to make use of the school Moodle site as a preferred means of Anywhere Anytime Learning. Staff and students are encouraged to contribute to a community of learners, fostering a culture where everyone inspires and encourages each other’s learning.

ICT Facilities

ICT Facilities

Our school is extensively resourced to support this key direction and a summary is provided. There are five computing areas located across the site:

  •  Library ICT
  • A03
  • S03
  • M11
  • Library Mac Trolley
  • Four laptop trolleys available for use within each learning community, for students in Years 7 – 9
  • All computing rooms are booked via DayMap, and these areas are monitored via multiple cameras. DayMap is used on site for student attendance, wellbeing and management data.
  • Colour Laser Printers are located in all computing areas as well as a number of staff offices. Black and white printers are located in offices across the site.
  • All teaching rooms have screen projectors or interactive whiteboards available for teachers, and ICT workshops are offered during the year for a range of programs.

Digital Learning Program

Digital Learning Program

The Digital Learning Program is based on the expectation that all students bring a digital device to school every day to enhance their learning and build the essential 21st Century skills needed for their careers and futures.

We believe that by achieving a 1:1 ratio of students per device that all students can receive many of the benefits to their learning including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Building skills and knowledge to be safe online and positive digital citizens
  • preparation for the globalised world and future employment opportunities
  • improved ability to retain information and connect concepts
  • increased motivation and interest in learning
  • access to innovative teaching practice
  • access to tools to support students with additional needs
  • improved communication and collaboration
  • faster feedback on learning progress

What device should I get for my child?

Seaford Secondary College decided not to have a compulsory device that we would ask all families to purchase to ensure that all families are able to find a device that is most appropriate to their circumstances. Recommended minimum requirements for a device that ensures students receive the greatest benefits to their education include:

  •   minimum 10 inch screen
  •   minimum of 128 gigabyte of Hard Drive space
  •   minimum 4 gigabyte RAM (recommended 8 gigabyte or more)
  •   keyboard & trackpad highly recommended
  •   at least 8 hour battery life to last the school day

PLEASE NOTE that if student devices have a battery that cannot get through a full school day, they will have to sign a consent form to have their charger tagged and tested at school to allow them to charge their laptop. Please see consent form in the links at the bottom of this page.

As a school we do not recommend tablets or phones as a digital device in the classroom due to their limitations.

What do I do if I cannot afford a device?

We understand that not every family is in a financial position to purchase a device. You can apply for support from Seaford Secondary College by completing a social justice laptop application form located at Student Services.

We have a limited amount of devices each year than can be taken home for the whole school year for year 10, 11 and 12 students, as well as devices that students can access when they are at school. Students in years 7 – 9 can have access to a device that is theirs to use in class for the whole year that will be safely secured in a library locker overnight and ready for use the next day. Please be aware that support is subject to those with the greatest need and that support cannot be guaranteed.

Please contact Ben Hardy via email at   ben.hardy145@schools.sa.edu.au if you would like more information regarding social justice laptops.

What software is needed on the device?

  • Seaford Secondary College has 4 dedicated computer labs that have all the software required for any specialised subjects, particularly Technology and Art. All students who select these subjects will have their lessons in the computer rooms to utilise this, and will not require specialised software on their personal device.
  • Students can download, install and activate an Office365 pro plus license through office.com using their LearnLink email address, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and other educational software.
  • All devices will need to ensure they have an operating system (eg Windows) with a web browser, which comes standard with most devices purchased.

What do we need to do to use Technology at Seaford Secondary College?

For any student wanting to use their own, or school-owned devices, at school, they must first complete an ICT User Agreement and return to the school.

This agreement clearly states the expectations and acceptable use of technology, and the responsibilities of the student, the parent/caregivers and the school. It is highly recommended that you download the Digital Learning Program Policy document (below) for full details of acceptable technology use at Seaford Secondary College.

Please contact Ben Hardy via email at   ben.hardy145@schools.sa.edu.au or phone 8327 5200.

ICT Documents