Digital Technologies

While we may consider students to possess certain digital literacies - e.g the ability to open and use apps on an iPad, familiarity with Google Apps, ability to use a mobile phone etc., there is a big difference between being able to access technology and actually understanding how certain digital technologies work and being able to use them in a creative manner.

The Digital Technologies curriculum has been developed to ensure that our students are able to successfully problem solve using digital technologies and, therefore, achieve success in our rapidly changing world.

At Holy Spirit School learning is enhanced through the use of digital tools, such as iPads and Chromebooks, that are linked to a robust wi-fi system. We use Google Apps which means that throughout their time at Holy Spirit School, students will become familiar with apps such as Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Sheets.

Students also learn basic coding through web resources such as Scratch and  We have a range of Digital Technology educational equipment to support learning in this area including Beebots, Spheros and Makey Makey kits. These resources provide an engaging and sophisticated way for the students to deepen their understanding of coding.

We run a STEM club for our 5/6 students. They use and strengthen their understanding of coding while investigating, designing and communicating designed solutions. STEM club is supported by a Digital Technology Specialist teacher and has visits from experts in the field.