Preparing Our Students for the Future –
‘We equip our students with the skills and attitudes to be future leaders in their fields.’
Technology is an integral part of daily learning at St Leo’s, with individual student iPads, MacBooks and other learning technologies serving as important tools in developing critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Our experience has found that technology-enabled teaching and learning allows for more active engagement, it allows teaching to meet the student at their particular point of learning, and students are encouraged to advance their skills in a safe environment.
Overall, St Leo’s is focussed on developing transferrable Deep Learning Skills that will equip all our students for the future by creating lifelong learners able to adapt to and challenge the world being constantly reshaped through advancing technology.
With schools forced to move to remote (home based) learning in a matter of days as a result of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, St Leo’s is leading the way with innovative and engaging online lessons for students:
St Leo’s runs a BYODD (Bring Your Own Designated Device) Program which requires all students in Years 7-10 to have an Apple iPad, while students in Years 11 and 12 have the option to either retain their iPads or to change to Apple Macintosh laptops.
The St Leo’s Learning Den
Our unique St Leo’s Learning Den is a custom-built online learning platform on which students can record and track their progress in a range of areas, giving them learning ownership and a digital portfolio to take with them when they leave.
We have an interdisciplinary approach to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), which students apply to make connections between school, community, work and the global enterprise. Students also have the opportunity to participate in competitive programs such as VEX robotics.
Our innovative Pathways Program works with students and their families to navigate life beyond school, developing industry and higher education partnerships, and shaping new offerings and approaches to learning at St Leo’s.