The technology infrastructure at St Julian’s School is well developed with a school wide WiFi, high speed fibre-optic internet connection, modern servers, fast networks, internet filtering and many specialist ICT labs.
The school has three main ICT labs in the Primary School, Secondary School and Secção Portuguesa. They enable students to participate in a wide range of activities such as programming, robotics, podcasting, electronic music production, website authoring, animation, film production and a range of office applications. In addition to this some departments in school have specialist ICT suites to allow students access to specific resources to support the curriculum. In the Secondary School there are two specialist labs in the Art department and the Design and Technology department.
We have a Google Apps for Education account in place to give staff and students the ability to communicate effectively and safely and to work collaboratively with Google documents, Google calendars and Gmail accounts. In addition, site licences for such products as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office allow students to use relevant professional software in their studies.
A team of dedicated support staff ensure that sufficient technical support is provided for all members of the community and that our network is running at optimum performance.
Every department in St Julian's Secondary School has elearning courses available for students to support their learning both inside and outside of school. Other areas of school make use of platforms such as Edmodo.
Bring Your Own Device scheme Years 10 - 13
St Julian's school has been running a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme for the last few years. The scheme requires that all students in Year 10-13 bring a laptop/ tablet/netbook to school to support their learning.
Two documents can be seen to the right. The first (BYOD Y10_13.pdf) details the requirements of the scheme and has a Frequently Asked Questions section.
The second (Esafety and Database policy Manual) is a policy document and contains elements that must be read and signed by all students.
Many parents are worried about students accessing inappropriate material on the devices. The school has an internet filter that will block inappropriate content for students accessing the internet on the school WiFi. At home parents can use such services as OpenDNS which will apply filtering to all devices in the home using the internet. Details can be seen here.
Part of our management information system (iSAMS) is a parent portal which allows parents access to a wide range of information on school life and their children.
Details of what the parent portal can offer can be seen here.