Devices are used across 3-6 classrooms to enhance students' learning experiences in accordance with the Department of Education's 21st Century learning guide. The purpose of the BYOD program at Thornton Public School is to create and maintain a highly engaging learning environment. A blend of traditional and digital learning approaches will be integrated to maximise the learning potential of every child. BYOD equips young people with the capacity to think, solve problems and respond to and thrive within a changing society. The use of technology as a tool, extends learning opportunities for all students combined with normal books, pen and paper to form the basis of the daily class routine.
In the Australian Curriculum, students develop ICT capability as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school. The capability involves students in learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limiting the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment.
Devices may be brought to school by students in years 3-6 after a copy of the Student User Agreement (found in the BYOD Handbook) has been signed and dated by the parent and student. These devices may then be used only at the discretion of the class teacher for activities linked to class learning programs.
Please view our updated BYOD Handbook for 2021 classes as well as our BYOD FAQ.
ACORN - https://www.acorn.gov.au/
E-Safety - https://www.esafety.gov.au
For further information, please contact the school office.
On behalf of our Thornton Public School community I would like to pay respect to Elders past, present and future. I would like to acknowledge the Wonnarua people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we are learning together and growing as responsible, respectful and resilient learners.
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