Digital Technology and Cyber Safety

Every student at our school is equipped with a digital device for learning, giving them access to the wider world. Our school resourcing of 1-1 devices provides the opportunity for our students to develop digital responsibility and cyber citizenship throughout the school year. As per the current digital technology curriculum, our focus is on:

‘Teaching our children how to design their own digital solutions and become creators of, not just users of, digital technologies, to prepare them for their future.’

Our school provides digital experiences for students to develop computational thinking for digital technologies. We encourage our students to design and develop digital outcomes by integrating digital technology within all other learning areas. See the table below for examples of how we achieve this at Waimārama School.

Science, Technology, Social StudiesTe ReoLiteracyMathsArtsHealth & PE
BBC kidsMāori DictionaryPobbleMathleticsPaintVideo Exemplars
Graphic OrganisersSound CheckLetter LandIXLScratch JnrPhotography
EmailsCodingReading EggsProdigyMusicTimer
Phone an ExpertStories on-lineEpicMaths SlideImagesPresentations
TutorialsTwinkle ResourcePublishingSkoolboFilming/RecordingPower Point
Stop MotionTuku Tuku PanelsBook CreatorCodingFit Bit The BookBanqerDrummingStop Watch
Sunshine OnlineWeavingMicrosoft 365CalculatorYou Tube Sign Language ChannelResearch

At the beginning of every year our students engage in an age and stage appropriate cyber safety programme of work selected by the classroom teacher using resources available on TKI and Twinkl. Our teachers provide access to lessons that enhance our student’s confidence to communicate effectively and participate safely online.

Our classrooms are well resourced for computational thinking with crafting stations that promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) learning. Students at our school experience daily

Opportunities to design, develop and communicate technological outcomes through student and teacher led inquiry. All staff and students access training through ICT support that enhances their capabilities in digital technologies. Some digital technologies are rotated annually to maintain high levels of student engagement.