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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. The program was extended to the Junior School with Year 3 students in 2021 and by 2023 all boys from Prep to Year 5 will have iPads. It is our belief that three years is the optimum cycle for devices so 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 and remain the property of the School.

iPad transition process for Years 3–5

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

Years 6–8

Changes are being made to the Middle School device program for 2022. Years 6 and 7 students will be provided with school owned devices. Further information about this new program will be available on this site in early Term 4.

Year 8 students will continue to use Chromebooks for 2022. The School will have loan devices available for new students.

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 the opportunities we provide for boys to become their best, contact our Enrolments Assistant, submit an online Enquiry form or phone 03 6221 4236. We encourage you to book a tour with our Registrar as this is the best way to see our School in action. Read more…