Digital Innovation Strategy


St Columban's College is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st Century learning environment.  We recognise the importance of digital innovation in our everyday lives.

As we prepare students for life in the 21st Century we must equip them with the skills to utilise technology responsibly and empower them for lifelong learning.  Our College will provide, through the Digital Innovation Strategy, each child with a laptop.

We strongly believe the Digital Innovation Strategy:

  • Shifts instruction towards more student centred learning, where inquiry and authentic learning is emphasised.
  • Focuses on 21st Century learning, including critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, self-direction, global awareness and cultural awareness.
  • Uses online learning and digital content daily
  • Increases student engagement through digital innovation

    At St Columban's College, technology is a tool that enhances pedagogy and allows differentiation in learning.  By utilising virtual classrooms and online learning environments, accessing cloud storage and immersing themselves in the online learning opportunities students can research, collaborate, present, create, refine and represent knowledge in contemporary and meaningful ways.

    Our Digital Innovation Strategy allows students to transition seamlessly, the learning from school to home and provides connectivity to a variety of other digital devices within the classroom.

    Students are provided with industry software to deepen their understanding of concepts and advance their knowledge in their subject areas.

    The Digital Innovation Strategy encompasses:
  • 1 to 1 Laptop for students and staff, including accidental damage protection
  • On-site Technical support
  • Hot-swap devices for lean when laptops are under repair
  • Industry standard software and school licensed software
  • Use of subject specific technology devices (including 3D Printers, Video Cameras, Drones, AR, Robotics, etc)
  • Access to Online textbooks and library, eLearning resources and OneDrive storage
  • Access to online discussion boards and collaborative learning tools
  • Secure, filtered Internet access
  • Access to multi-function print devices (printing, copying, scanning)
  • Parent access to Parent Portal

    INNOVATION SUPPORT SERVICES

    Technical support is available Monday to Friday.

    helpdesk@stc.qld.edu.au

    Open hours in the Library

    Before school:  8.00 am – 8.30 am
    First Lunch:       10.50 am – 11.30 am
    Second Lunch: 1.30 pm – 2.00 pm
    After school:     3.00 pm – 4.00 pm​​