FOUNDATION Christian College has been featured in a state publication for being a leader in use of technology to support teaching and learning programs.
College principal Andrew Newhouse is quietly confident the college is leading the way in terms of meeting academic standards together with engaging middle school students.
“The Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia featured the Foundation Christian College Big Ideas program in a recent publication in the hope that it will be a guide to other independent schools that are implementing technology programs,” Mr Newhouse said.
“We know the challenges of keeping teenagers engaged and interested in their learning and the college sees the value of technology in achieving this.
“It’s not about having the most gadgets but rather using them wisely to provide access to a range of information sources which, in turn, opens up opportunities using integrated learning and our Big Ideas program has been highly successful in achieving this.
“This technology is supported in our primary school by our digital technology team that provides the weekly Scratch and Ozobots programs to our students.
“This is enhanced by an extra-curricular after-school program Coding Club where students are learning how to code computers which, experts say, is going to be a much-desired talent for future generations to have.”