Primary Schools Program
 
 

The primary schools computer program will introduce children to the idea of using computers to complete practical exercises through the guidance of an experienced computer teacher. Children will develop computer skills, presentation skills, problems solving skills and learn how to work as part of a team.

 

Students will be assessed when each module of the program has been completed. Assessment results will be recorded and given to the mainstream class teacher so that they can monitor each child's progress in this area.

 

The content of each module conforms to the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) I.C.T. standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is included in the program?

 

  • Hardware, Software and the Operating system

  • Word Processing – Creative writing, producing informational posters, recipes and festive documents

  • Presentations – Creating and presenting projects in class

  • Files and Folders – How to save and where to retrieve stored files

  • Spreadsheets – Basic spreadsheet exercises using various formulae

  • Coding – Understanding algorithms and using visual programming software to create games

  • Touching Typing – Focusing on increasing accuracy and speed while typing

  • Photography – Uploading files to computers, photo editing, manipulating images and files

  • The internet – for research purposes and also use of educational applications to improve numeracy and literacy

  • Cross curricular projects – combining two or more areas of the above

  • Safety online – steps to be taken to remain safe when online and how deal with cyber bullying

 

New for 2016/2017

 

  • Computer architecture (basic) - dismantle of laptop computer

  • Website building - developing personal websites 

"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important"

 

Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft Corporation