Preparing Students for the Future – Learning Technologies
We equip our students with the skills and attitudes to be future leaders in their fields.
Technology is no longer an ‘ad on’, it is an integral part of daily learning at St Leo’s, and students are encouraged to advance their skills for the future in a safe environment across all subjects as well as through programs such as VEX robotics.
The St Leo’s Learning Den
Our unique St Leo’s Learning Den is a custom online learning platform where students record and track their progress in a range of areas we call ‘Growth Domains’, providing them learning ownership and a digital portfolio to take with them when they leave.
Student iPads or MacBooks, along with other learning technologies, are important tools in developing critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Through experience, we have found that ICT-enabled teaching and learning allows for more active engagement in learning. Activities and styles of engagement previously impossible or difficult to achieve are now readily attainable.
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 iPad or to change to an Apple Macintosh laptop.
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. Our students develop skills for life to succeed in bridging the gap between the world as we know it now and the world that advancing technology is constantly reshaping.