As we delve deeper into the 21st century, Information and Communication Technology is increasingly being woven into the fabric of everyday life. As such, understanding computers, how they work and how we can use them to our benefit is a necessity for future generations.
Our philosophy is to educate Dragon children about computing using the following principles as a foundation:
- Embolden our children – by doing our best to remove the fear of technology
- Encourage our children – by giving them the confidence to try new things
- Engage our children – by getting them excited about technology
- Empower our children – by providing them with the tools they need to achieve their goals independently
In addition to the 5 dedicated ICT suites at the Dragon Prep, digital projectors and interactive whiteboards are provided in classrooms and enhance learning and lesson delivery. MIDI keyboards are also installed in multiple suites and allow music to be composed and recorded using sequencing software. One of our recently refurbished suites has two state of the art interactive flat panel screens for collaborative work. The network extends to all areas of the school, including classrooms, the library, science laboratories, the Art & Design Centre and boarding houses. Across both the Pre-Prep and Prep sites, there are around 250 computers available for pupils to use.
Dragon children in Years 4 to 8 have a timetabled hour of Programming in a fortnightly cycle, learning how to make programs, games and websites using Scratch, Python and HTML. The core skills of Digital Literacy are delivered throughout the School as ICT becomes increasingly embedded in the wider curriculum.