IT @ MCC
Mandurah Catholic College has always aimed to maintain its high level of educational technological advancement. We are able to provide a one-to-one Digital Learning Device (DLD) environment within the College for Years 5 to 12. Our use of educational technology has increased exponentially both by staff and students. Our continuing aim is to provide an ever-advancing level of digital learning and resources for all our students.
With this in mind and with the financial aid of the P & F and of course our parents, we have been able to maintain our iPad Education Program in our lower Junior School and Kindergarten classes. These have been received with great enthusiasm. Parent funded DLD’s have also been introduced to Year 5 . Our aim is to provide an exciting teaching and learning environment and we hope that this philosophy has provided a rewarding level of education for all year groups within the College.
Our parent funded Digital Learning Device (DLD) model now stretches for years 5 to 12. Our students have embraced the level of investment made by their parents and we have observed a greater level of responsibility and care being taken of their devices.
An increasing number of our Learning Areas have continued to implement digital learning techniques within their classrooms. Some books are being replaced by online resources which has in turn reduced the weight associated with heavy bags being carried to and from school.
Technology continues to move at a supremely fast pace. Computing devices on offer only a few years ago when we began this program are now being replaced by newer, faster and more interactive technologies. We continue to recommend the most appropriate technologies to use within the College and hope to offer the best price alternatives for our parents. In partnership with our Apple suppliers we have been happy to be able to offer a conduit to both parents and staff to be able to purchase technology whilst reaping some rewards of our education discounts.
Changing technologies and software updates are a never-ending task for our IT support team, who aim to ensure continuous operation within the College for our students. Our IT Help Desk located within the Learning Hub has proven a great success. Not only has this proved that the Learning Hub is a true digital learning environment within the College but also a focal point and one-stop shop where students can search, learn, solve problems and also have their computers repaired with minimal fuss and maximum expertise.
- Mr John Burbidge (Director of Learning Technology)
- Mr Paul Vernon (Network Manager)
- Mr Cameron Leishman (IT Helpdesk Co-ordinator)
- Ms Deb Boulton (Learning Management System (SEQTA) Administrator)
- Mr Callum Eaves (IT Technician)
- Mr Cameron McAulay (IT Technician)
- Mr Jesse Temmen (IT Technician)
Phone: (08) 9531 9748