In the Australian Curriculum, students develop Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability as they learn to use
ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work
collaboratively in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school. ICT capability involves students learning to make the
most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limiting the
risks to themselves and others in a digital environment.
To participate in a knowledge-based economy and to be empowered within a technologically sophisticated society now and into the
future, students need the knowledge, skills and confidence to make ICT work for them at school, at home, at work and in their
communities. Information and communication technologies are fast and automated, interactive and multimodal, and they support
the rapid communication and representation of knowledge to many audiences and its adaptation in different contexts. They
transform the ways that students think and learn and give them greater control over how, where and when they learn.
The nature and scope of ICT capability is not fixed but, is responsive to ongoing technological developments. This is evident in the
emergence of advanced internet technology over the past few years and the resulting changes in the ways that students construct
knowledge and interact with others.
Students develop capability in using ICT for tasks associated with information access and management, information creation and
presentation, problem-solving, decision-making, communication, creative expression and empirical reasoning. This includes
conducting research, creating multimedia information products, analysing data, designing solutions to problems, controlling
processes and devices, and supporting computation while working independently and in collaboration with others.
Students develop knowledge, skills and dispositions around ICT and its use, and the ability to transfer these across all key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum, environments
and applications. They learn to use ICT with confidence, care and consideration, understanding its possibilities, limitations and
impact on individuals, groups and communities.
At Marymount Primary School, Prep to Year 6 students have access to laptops and iPads to enhance their learning needs. We have in place Network Usage Agreements, a Social Media Policy, as well as filtering software to mininise exposure to inapporopriate content. The school's two IT technicians monitor, maintain and provide technical assistance for teachers and students.