Information and Communication Technology

Sacred Heart Primary School is equipped with a range of the latest computers and software. Every class has access to computers which are located in our computer trolley and in each classroom, to a digital camera and the Internet. ICT (Information and Communication Technology) lessons are prepared to develop the children’s IT capabilities, including their knowledge and understanding of the importance of information and of how to select and prepare it.

Teachers also focus on developing their ability to apply their IT capabilities and ICT to support their use of language and communication, and their learning in other areas as well as exploring their attitudes towards ICT, its value for themselves, others and society, and their awareness of its advantages and limitations. Our ICT coordinator keeps tracks of the children’s progress through regular assessments and ensure the safety of the children while using the internet. All Internet access at Sacred heart Primary School is filtered through a proxy server to screen undesirable sites at source – this facility can only be disabled by the ICT coordinator. Children are only allowed to use links provided by the teachers. The free use of Search Engines, is not permitted, unless in the presence of a teacher or other adult in school.