Programs - Learning with Technology

ICT - INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

At Lara Primary School we are committed to embedding technologies into learning and teaching as we prepare out students to be 21st century learners.

Our teaching philosophy incorporates I.C.T. as an integral part of learning and all classrooms are supported and provided with interactive whiteboards.  Mobile technologies and multimedia tools are in each and every classroom.  

All classrooms at Lara Primary School are well resourced: Prep have iPads and WINDOWS 8 touch-screens, Grades 1 - 4 have touch tablets and laptops, and Grades 5 & 6 operate in a 1:1 learning environment where each student has their own touch enabled mobile device.  To further enrich the technology experience at the 5 & 6 level, an I.C.T. specialist teacher supports students to use their devices innovatively, efficiently and collaboratively.

Additional technology is available to all students via a bank of touch tablets located in the library plus banks of iPads and netbooks located at the Environmental Multi-media Learning Centre, Serendip Sanctuary.  We offer exceptional access for tomorrow’s learners.  

A critical component of I.C.T. at Lara Primary School is cybersafety.  We are committed to a whole-school culture of safe, ethical and responsible use of digital technologies.

Lara Primary School has a proud history of achievements in film and animation and has been awarded many accolades, some of which include:
Winners of the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.
Numerous gold award winners in the Barwon South-Western Region Sprockets & Flares competition and overall regional winners in 2005, 2010 and again in 2012.
Winners of the Australian Student Short Film Festival (ASSFF) ~ Primary Category, with the film 'Water'.
Competitors in RoboCup in the 'Dance' section.
National and State overall winners in the Safer Communities Awards Youth category for the movie. Fire: Friend or Foe.
Winners of the NAB Schools First Impact Award for the Serendip environmental multi-media program, and
Winners of the NAB Schools First Theme category for the Serendip program.
  

At Lara Primary School we are ready to tackle the many challenges and opportunities presented by the digital era by preparing our children to be discerning, curious, sharing, responsible and ethical 21st century cyber citizens. 

Our I.C.T. infrastructure, combined with innovative curriculum, commitment, professionalism and enthusiasm, is taking our students an exciting digital learning journey today and into the future.