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​Technology in action


Using digital technology to enhance teaching and learning in all classrooms has become a driving force in 2017. Developing staff and student capabilities is essential for extending teaching, learning and assessment opportunities. This development has been a whole-school approach with teachers and students supported by the inclusion of 3 digital coaches.

The role of the coaches is to develop:

  • Knowledge identified in the Australian Curriculum.
  • Skills required to be proficient in using a range of digital technologies and sharing with teachers effective ways of incorporating digital technology into teaching and learning.
Implementation of digital technologies connects to the inclusion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). With an emphasis on STEM identified by the Department of Education and Training ‘Advancing Education’ policy, our school has a clear line of sight to ensure that our students are given many and varied possible opportunities to learn, to play, to make, to develop and become citizens of the future.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iPad Program


Norman Park State School has all classes in Years 4, 5 and 6 operating as BYOD iPad classes.

For students to bring an iPad to school, each family is required to read through the Norman Park State School BYOD iPad Program Charter 2017 (PDF, 587KB) and sign the Student Participation Agreement located in the Charter. Some students who do not participate in the BYOD iPad program, access school shared devices during the school day.

An information evening will be held in Term 4 of each year, sharing knowledge and processes required for BYO iPad access at Norman Park State School. Parents will be able to hear technical advice, the benefits of using iPads in the classroom and strategies to maintain cybersafety at school and at home.

The aim of the BYOD iPad program is to establish an environment where students can feel supported to take risks and learn through digital technology whilst developing their capabilities to be savvy in this ever changing technological world.