We invest heavily in information technology and e-learning tools as part of our commitment to preparing children for the future.
In Years 1-4, we support and enhance student learning using a variety of electronic tools.
From Year 5, all students bring a laptop to school. Teachers give explicit instruction on how to use a variety of sources and applications to enhance all children’s ability to access information, critically examine and respond to it, and use digital tools as creators themselves.
Extensive research, both in New Zealand and overseas, shows access to portable devices such as laptops leads to:
- Improved teaching and learning practices
- Increased student achievement, engagement and motivation
- Improved student writing and research
- Enhanced effective collaboration and communication
At Cathedral Grammar, we believe in having a balanced approach between the use of traditional tools of learning and modern devices; this helps students choose the best tool for the intended learning outcome.
Our Years 7-8 students have this year begun an exciting new technology programme which utilises our great location. All of our senior students participate across the year in a programme of both food technology and engineering at Ara Institute, hard materials at Christ's College and digital art here at The Cathedral Grammar School.