At Pascoe Vale Girls College we are committed to providing students with the best possible education. This means developing students' knowledge and skills across a range of content areas, and also developing their general capabilities such as their thinking and collaboration skills. We will always try to use the most appropriate tools and processes to do this. Information Communication Technology and the use of eLearning platforms is one way we work to achieve this aim. Our goals for the use of ICT are outlined in our ICT Vision Statement.
We have developed our Information Communication Technology infrastructure and strategies to enhance student learning and foster home/school communication. Over the past six years, we have substantially improved the College's ICT network with improved network hardware and new systems for managing information.
The active involvement of families in education has been shown to enhance student achievement. The College uses Compass Student Manager to keep parents up to date with their daughters' attendance and to distribute student progress and end-of-semester reports. Increasingly we will be using Compass to improve links between home and school, making home/school communication easier for parents and making the operations of the College more efficient.
The development of ICT affects not only the skills our students will require in the future, but also some of the ways in which they learn most effectively in the present. In addition to Compass, we use Edmodo and Google Apps for Education to improve student access to materials and to provide opportunities for differentiated instruction. You can find more information about all these services by accessing our Online Service Information Sheets:
The College operates a Bring Your Own Device program from Years 7 - 12. Students are required to bring a suitable laptop computer to school each day. This program is designed to provide students with constant access to a diverse range of quality learning materials, as well as enabling them to participate in rich, ICT based learning activities. Staff are consistently working on developing their use of ICT in their teaching to ensure that students benefit from using their devices.
More information about the BYOD program can be found on the Student Laptop Program page.