Our vision is ‘Anytime, anywhere access to Information and Communications Technology to support collaborative, inquiry based, student centered learning in a safe and secure manner’.
This is part of a long flexible ICT approach that grows and changes with our learning needs.
Our College uses an individually owned model for ICT to support learning and the iPad (5th Gen) in Primary and MacBook Pro or MacBook Air computers in Secondary are ‘tools for school’. We work with parents to ensure a positive College and home partnership to support students.
As part of our Growing Up Digital program across the school, we expect students of Cornish College to think critically, behave safely and participate responsibly.
The Cornish Learning and Information Centre is a shared space at the centre of our teaching and learning community. Our MakerSpace is developing into a hub for creative, design and making, including the use of a range of technologies and is led by the interests of our students.
Through our library webpage students have access to high quality print and digital resources ‘anywhere, anytime’ via personal devices including iPads, MacBooks and smart phones.
We provide Information Literacy programs which teach students to be ethical digital citizens, able to critically analyse, choose and use information and share it with others. We encourage students to be mindful when printing their work, we promote paper recycling and we redistribute resources we no longer need to other institutions.
We have a Family Funded program to offer competitive pricing for students and teachers on iPad, Mac, AppleCare and selected accessories.
Member of our community can purchase items through the Cornish College web store, as well as through telesales (on 133-622) or in an Apple Store. You simply need to let the Apple representative know that you are looking to purchase under the Cornish College Family Funded program.
Click here to view the Cornish College Apple Family Funded Program page and device options.
An iPad (5th Gen) – 128GB – preferred, or 32GB – if only for school use, (please note that new Apps tend to require more space and this can limit the capacity to play games, store photos and videos)
Please note that iPad minis are NOT permitted.
Over-ear or on-ear headphones that connect to iPad Airs, (not ear bud, in the ear style).
A sturdy cover
Keyboards are highly recommended.
An Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (256GB) or 13-inch MacBook Air (256GB) or above.
A sturdy cover.
Students with new computers to the school in 2018 will be required to make their computer available to the school technicians so they can install the required software and set it up on the school network. Form teachers will notify students when this will occur.
Computers must be:
Information about how to manage new devices, including setting important restrictions and controls, can be accessed by clicking here.
Many parents attended a very informative ‘Filtering the Web’ presentation by parent and IT expert Graeme Stewart in February, 2017. Please click here to view the full presentation.
Take a look at the ICT information and discussion guides below for more information. Parents can also access ICT information on The Hive, including Frequently Asked Questions.