Our school's technology programs have again been held up as "leading the way" with the school once more being highlighted for their innovative programs.
Technology is used throughout all of our classrooms, but our BYOT only operates from Years 3-6. This particular program allows students to bring their own digital devices to school and encourages staff to use this technology to look at delivering higher order thinking projects and to tap into the different learning styles and techniques of the students. It also supports students to achieve more creative, active and meaningful work.
The students do not use the technology all the time and there are many times throughout the day when no technology is used, but when it is needed it is available.
The school has recently been selected to:
- be part of the department's State Working Party for the implementation of the State BYOT policy and program
- present at Australia's main technology National Conference at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre in early June (EduTECH)
- be interviewed by a weekly TV series called "Today’s Schools" for Channel 31 - a community TV station, Melbourne, Australia. "Today’s Schools" showcases the very best developments in teaching and learning.
For those of you who are interested in educational trends, you may have heard of Ken Robinson. He is an international education expert and if you have a few moments you might like to listen to his latest talk. I think it is particularly interesting given that we are doing NAPLAN this week.
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Attendance is Important - if your child is away you can now notify us online via our school website.
Late last term when we were developing our new website, we included the facility for parents to report a student's absence on line. This is a quick and easy process and goes directly to the class teacher - please see instructions below.
Online Student Absentee Forms
1. Go to our website www.brouleepublicschool.nsw.edu.au
2. Go to ‘Class Websites’ in the top menu and choose your child’s class.
3. Go to ‘Forms’ in the menu and choose ‘Absentee Form’.
4. Fill in the form and click ‘submit’.
Your child’s teacher will receive an email informing them of the details of the absence.
If you prefer you can still use previous methods of notifying absences including:
Paper note to teacher
In person: Report absence to the front office
Congratulations to Beau Harvey, Jaylah Hancock-Cameron, Cain Bollard and Saithong Fafie who had outstanding performances at last Friday's District Cross Country. These students will go on to compete at the Regional carnival in a few weeks time.
Congratulations also to Darcy Rankin and Paul Bishop who were selected in the District Rugby Union team.