Information and Communication Technology (ICT) prepares students to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and social activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technologies. Well developed ICT skills give students independence and control of their learning, allowing them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination.
Our vision is to facilitate a deeper and more differentiated learning process by enabling students to connect with a wide range of information, people, communities and culture. The effective use of ICT is a key 21st Century life skill that ensures our students are enthusiastic, active and independent learners. As a school we recognise that ICT augments excellent learning practices. The effective use of the wide range of facilities offered by learning technologies opens up unprecedented opportunities for invigorating learning and teaching across the whole curriculum.
Citizenship in a Digital World
The school works closely with parents to help our students grow into responsible digital citizens. We follow guidelines laid down by Generation Safe and utilise resources from organisations such as Common Sense Media to inform our curriculum approaches and policies, which are embedded across all year levels.
Sha Tin College operates a Google Apps for Education domain. Allied with Smart, our Moodle-based virtual learning environment, this gives staff and students and powerful suite of tools to enrich learning and teaching. Additionally, we continue to invest heavily in our IT infrastructure to ensure a cutting-edge backbone is in place to support our ever growing use of digital technologies.
1:1 Laptop Programme
Sha Tin College is a 1:1 laptop school. In Years 7-9 we operate a parent-owned, single model laptop programme, which is fully school-supported. Each year the school tenders for the most appropriate device for the incoming cohort. In Years 10-13 students bring their own device, which must meet the school’s minimum specifications.
For full details of our programme, rationale, information on current laptops in use at STC, policies, guidelines and parental support, please visit our 1:1 website here.