Information and Communications Technology

We are a learning community and we use technology to develop independent, lifelong learners who know how to make a difference in the world.

Our vision

Our vision is ‘Anytime, anywhere access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT)to support collaborative, inquiry based, student-centred 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  in primary and MacBook Pro or MacBook Air computers in secondary are ‘tools for school’. We work with parents to ensure a positive school/home partnership.

As part of our ‘Growing Up Digital’ program, we expect students to think critically, behave safely and participate responsibly. 


The Cornish Learning and Information Centre

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.

Educational Discounts

We are pleased to offer families discounted prices for students and teachers on iPad, Mac, AppleCare and selected accessories from both Apple and JB HiFi. Both of these companies provide competitive pricing and also offer extended warranties and finance options.

Apple Family Funded Program
Members of our community can purchase items through the Cornish College Apple Web Store, as well as through telesales (on 133-622) or in any Apple Store. You simply need to let the Apple representative know that you are looking to purchase under the Cornish College Apple Family Funded Program.

Click here to view the Cornish College Apple Family Funded Program.

JB HiFi Solutions for Education
Members of our community can purchase items through the Cornish College JB HiFi Solutions for Education portal. This is an exclusive educational online offer. In order to log in you will require the school code found below.

School Code: CORNISHCOL2020

Click here to view the Cornish College JB HiFi Solutions for Education portal.

Device Specifications

Primary requirements

  • iPad (7th Gen) – 128GB or iPad Air (2019) – 64GB
  • (NB: educational apps can require more space. Smaller capacity devices limit device efficiency and use of applications) and iPad minis are not permitted.

  • Over-ear or on-ear headphones that connect to the iPad, (not ear bud, in the ear style)
  • A sturdy cover
  • Keyboards are highly recommended

Secondary requirements

  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (256GB) or 13-inch MacBook Air (256GB) or MacBook Pro (512GB)
  • A sturdy cover
  • Headphones
  • USB-C to USB adapter or USB-C digital AV multiport adapter recommended to connect USB devices, if required

Computer Imaging

Students new to the school 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:

  • Clearly named
  • In a named laptop bag free of any packaging and cables

Managing devices

Information about how to manage new devices, including setting important restrictions and controls, can be accessed by clicking here.

An informative ‘Filtering the Web’ presentation by parent and IT expert Graeme Stewart can be viewed by clicking here. 

ICT Policy and Frequently Asked Questions

Parents can also access the Cornish College ICT Policy and Frequently Asked Questions by logging into the school’s Learning Management System, The Hive.

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