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Mount Colah Public School

Mount Colah Public School

Preparing Children for the Future

Telephone02 9477 3627

Computer education program

The school's computer education program develops computer skills and related technologies across a range of classroom activities. Children use computers to publish stories, to create artwork and to extend their learning across a variety of curriculum areas. Each classroom is linked to the Internet and the children are encouraged to use the World Wide Web to access information for their class work. There are at least three computers in every classroom, and a bank of eight computers in the library. Senior students have access to mobile technology with the Year 6 classrooms having wireless connectivity and a bank of 30 netbooks allowing students to access technology when and where thy need it. The school intranet provides the children with access to a central information bank including curriculum material downloaded from the Internet. The DET provides all students with an e-mail account which they can also access from home with parent permission.

In 2004 a new and larger Technology Centre was established with 30 computers to allow for individual computer instruction, as well as group work. All classrooms have been fitted out with electronic whiteboards and "connected classroom" video conference facility is available in the library.