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Learning with ICT

The overarching goal of the School’s ICT Strategy is to enable a safe, secure, highly reliable, yet innovative learning environment which provides all students and staff with the opportunities to learn creatively with ICT.

Our strategy embraces both mobile computing and personalised learning so that we are preparing students to learn, live and work as global citizens using quality digital content, and are teaching with strategies and tools to create engaging learning experiences.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

iPad program

Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students have access to classroom shared iPads as part of their learning program.

Prep to Year 5

Prep to Year 2 use one-to-one classroom iPads. Years 3–5 will begin using one-to-one classroom iPads from 2021, when we will commence ‘rolling out’ the iPads for Year 3 boys. This will gradually increase over the next three years so that by 2023 all boys from Prep to Year 5 will have iPads in Junior School. It is our belief that three years is the optimum cycle for devices so that a new iPad in Prep and then one again in Year 3 will see the boys through to the end of Year 5. iPads are provided at the beginning of the school year and they will be stored in charging stations in the classroom. The iPads remain at school overnight.

iPad transition process for Years 3–5

Year 3 iPad iPad iPad
Year 4 Chromebook iPad iPad
Year 5 Chromebook Chromebook iPad

Years 6–8

2021 – Chromebook program

Students in Year 6 continue to use the Chromebook that they were provided with in Junior School.

Students in Years 7 and 8 have the option of purchasing a new Chromebook through the School if they would like to replace the one they were provided with.

Chromebook information (PDF)

Years 9–12

BYOD program

The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program enables students to maintain control of their personal device to use seamlessly between home and school.

The part that online learning plays in our students’ lives to create, communicate and collaborate is explicitly addressed in teaching and learning at The Hutchins School. Students are shown how to manage and connect their own wireless-enabled devices securely to work on the School’s wireless network.

For information about purchasing BYOD please contact our IT HelpDesk.

Please note: BYOD is also known as BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology).

To learn more about how Hutchins provides opportunities for boys to become their best, we invite you to contact our Enrolments Assistant on 03 6221 4236 who will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry, provide you with further details or arrange a tour so that you may see our school in action. Read more…