Digital Learning

Students and Parents are able to log in to the SEQTA Portal from our College webpage. Through this system you are able view information regarding your daughter’s education including:

  • Coursework
  • Upcoming assessments
  • Completed assessment grades and feedback for summative tasks
  • Current and past academic reports
  • Homework
  • School Notices
  • Assessment and School Calendars
  • Key school documents
  • Online Video

Teachers and students at St Mary's College are increasingly utilising video within lessons and as parts of learning projects. To meet this need, teachers and students utilise ClickView and Youtube.

Learning Technology

Technology devices, used in integrated and meaningful ways, are a most powerful tool for enhancing learning. Research at St Mary’s and elsewhere has shown that universal device access achieves the two outcomes of higher academic engagement and deeper learning. St Mary’s will continue to invest in leading edge academic and communications technologies to be faithful to our mission of providing an holistic and contemporary education for girls,characterised by Benedictine values.

St Mary Star of the Sea College has many programs and facilities to enhance curriculum use of technology.

BYOD

St Mary Star of the Sea College has adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program. Students in Years 7 and 8 are required to bring an iPad. Students in Years 9 and 10 bring a device of their own selection. Details regarding minimum device specifications can be found on our Website.

iSTEM

iSTEM is a Board Endorsed Course aimed at promoting the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the study of technology, engineering, skills and mechanics. The iSTEM program allows students to undertake engaging and meaningful experiences to reflect the skills required of a time when innovation is a key area of focus. Students will use a range of tools, techniques and processes to develop solutions to various problems relating to their present and future needs.

FABLABS

The College STEM Club, "FABLABS", is situated in the Library where students have access to 3D printing, robotics, electronics, drones, computer programming and other innovative technologies.

Library resources

The Library provides access to digital resources via the Library website, enabling students to access resources 24/7. Students learn to be ethical users of technology via Pastoral and Library programs.

Access to Helpdesk

St Mary’s Helpdesk provides face to face 1:1 access to specialist staff and resources for assistance with technical issues associated with the BOYD program.

The IT staff provide students and staff the expert support they need for learning and teaching.

More resources

The college provides not only BYOD infrastructure but also dedicated rooms with facilities housing specific technology needs e.g. PC & MAC labs, latest WI-FI, electronic ID cards for use in building access, cashless canteen and printing.