Ngaio School

Our Place to Learn

Digital Learning

Digital Learning

Years 0- 3:  We support our learning in the junior school through the use of iPads and computers. Digital learning is integrated into all areas of the curriculum as students move through the junior school.

Year 4-6: Students are introduced to using Google Apps for Education. They develop their skills in using online documents, slides, and forms. Students are able to share and comment on blogs. They use a range of digital tools such as laptops, chromebooks and iPads. Digital learning is integrated into all curriculum areas.

Cyber-safety

All children sign a cyber-safety agreement and are involved in a cyber-safety programme.

MacAttack

Children in Year 4-6 can apply to be a MacAttack Leader. MacAttack is run once a week at lunchtime. At MacAttack they learn to be experts in Google Apps for Education, apps on the iPads, blogging and cyber-safety. They share their knowledge with their class, teachers and a buddy class.

Mobile Journalists

We have a team of Year 5 & 6 mobile journalists who cover school events such as class trips and sporting and cultural events. The completed movie is loaded onto the website on the day that it is produced.

Blogs

All classes have a class blog that they use to share their learning with their peers and the community. At the junior level these are updated by the classroom teacher (with student input) and as they get older the students begin to run the blogs themselves. In 2016 these blogs will be linked to the school website.

The school library, Green team, and Clinic, each have their own blog as well that they update regularly with what is going on.