Exploiting the Potential of ICT in Learning at James Hargest College


We will grow connected, critically thinking engaged learners who are prepared for the future.

Our students will engage with technology, building knowledge of digital literacy, becoming resourceful and innovative participants in the community.

We are committed to providing an environment where access to technology at school is fair, safe and equitable.


  • Greater personalisation of learning
  • Individuality and creativity when showcasing learning
  • Creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making opportunities
  • Development of skills and attitudes for life
  • Understanding of tools for the world of work
  • Globalisation of Education. Knowledge is no longer privileged.  Teaching and learning moving beyond content.
  • Technologies are now easier to use
  • Connectivity throughout James Hargest College Campuses

Year 8 Students Reflect

“Having your own (device) is better because you always have access and you can work at home. You just take your work with you and finish it. I like investigating for myself and you get choices from the teacher”. (Georgia Year 8)

“Having your own device is good because you have easier access to the internet. The teacher gets you finding information which is easier because you save your information on google docs and you can get it anywhere next time you need it”. (Lachlan Year 8)

“You can get ahead at your own pace, it’s great”. (Ella Year 8)

“It’s faster having your own device and saving work is easier. You can carry on with your work at home, when you’re sick you can still access your google classroom and work”. (Briar Year 8)

James Hargest College will have school-owned devices available to ensure all students have access to this technology at school

Care and Security

Students will have full responsibility for their device, both in terms of looking after it physically and making good choices in terms of usage (Digital Citizenship).  The school will guide and help students to manage their devices but will accept no responsibility for loss or damage. Students will be expected to charge their device overnight and bring to school fully charged.

Lockable storage will be available for the students to use in all Year 7 and 8 classrooms.


From a Principal’s Publication in 1815: “Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when we run out of paper?”