We recommend that all years 9 and 10 students bring a Chromebook or Laptop to maximise the benefits of a connected learning environment. We also encourage all other year groups to bring a Chromebook or Laptop to enhance their learning.
We are acutely aware that we are part of an ever-changing world of technology and communication. Therefore, we have invested heavily in the infrastructure required for ultra-fast broadband internet and all of our students have access to this through our wireless system. From our experience, while mobile phones can connect to our wireless, they don’t have the sophisticated functionality or size to be of real benefit to the students’ learning. We also feel that either a Chromebook or Laptop would be a better learning tool than a tablet. However, if you already have a tablet, or feel that a tablet would be best for your son, that’s fine too.
Wellington College wants to ensure that our students are prepared for the demands and opportunities of the digital age. Our BYOD programme will help us meet that goal. We have developed a document to guide the use of ICT in the school: “Wellington College Appropriate Use of ICT Guidelines”. Rather than developing a list of rules, which become outdated quickly and often provide loopholes to exploit, we have attempted to ground the preferred behaviours in our school values. This document will be used to educate and shape our students’ thinking about their use of ICT.
We have developed a document to guide the Use Of ICT In The School. Rather than developing a list of rules, which become outdated quickly and often provide loopholes to exploit, we have attempted to ground the preferred behaviours to our school values. This document will be used to educate and shape our students’ thinking about their use of ICT
Wellington College Appropriate Use of ICT Guidelines
Wellington College students are expected and equipped to be smart, safe and responsible in their use of Information and Communication Technology. They are guided by the School’s values, which are:
Ensure that the use of ICT and mobile devices at school is related to the genuine curriculum and education-related learning activities
Recognise the authority and responsibility of staff to direct, permit, restrict and authorise the use of ICT at school and act accordingly
Do not use ICT to harass, bully, demean or hurt others
Exercise appropriate care for the stewardship of the ICT property and the resources of the school and of other people
Harness our ICT expertise and skills to support and enhance the work of the school, rather than engaging in destructive activities such as hacking, uploading viruses, damaging infrastructure, distributing spam or deleting the work of others
Avoid allowing ICT-related distractions to detract from our learning or the learning of others at school
Do not plagiarise, ensuring the we properly reference the work of others
Protect the privacy, confidentiality and the dignity of individuals by not disclosing, using, distributing or publishing information about individuals in any way that may cause them harm
Do not utilise the identity, accounts, passwords or confidential details of other people
Protect our relationships by not accessing, sharing, sending or publishing material that it hurtful, offensive, inappropriate or false
Do not use ICT to photograph, video or record people in the school context, or publish or distribute those recordings, without the express permission of the supervising teacher
Take responsibility for reporting inappropriate usage of ICT in the school community