Digital Technologies

The Digital technologies curriculum introduces and enables students to use computational thinking and information systems to understand, design and create digital solutions.   Students develop understandings of digital systems including hardware and software used for different purposes.  They learn how to collect, manage and represent data safely using safe internet searches and various software including spreadsheets and presentation software.

Computational thinking and coding are a large focus in digital technologies at Hillcrest. Students design and create solutions using computational thinking on a range of devices including PC’s, MS Surfaces, iPads and robotic devices.

 

With many thanks to our P&C, we have a set of Blue-bot robots to aid in the BeeBotunderstanding and development of coding skills across all years from Pre Primary to Year 6. 

 

In Term 4, 2016 the Department of Education issued all public primary schools with a 'Tech' Pack to help schools introduce the new Technologies Curriculum. The kit contained an assortment of Robotic devices including Spheros, Dash and Dot and Edisons along with Osmo's, Snap-on Electronics kits and wearable technology kits.  We look forward to engaging Hillcrest students in all things STEM (Science, technologies, engineering, maths) with the aide of these devices in 2017.

 

In 2016 Hillcrest Primary School opened our own official CoderDojo. With a regular crew of around 25 students after school we learnt how to code using Scratch.  Please keep and eye out for information on CoderDojo @ Hillcrest returning in 2017.

CoderDojo is a worldwide organisation providing a place for students to work individually and collaboratively on their own coding projects under the guidance of adult mentors from the school community.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

The inappropriate use of Social Media like Facebook has sometimes unfortunate consequences for students at school. 
Parents are encouraged to monitor the child use of the internet, texting, sms, tweeting to ensure that only appropriate use is permitted.
The internet and use of social media has meant that Cyberbullying has become an issue of consequence in many schools. 
Please click on the links below fr great tips and information for online safety
 

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Hillcrest Primary School

Phone: 9370 2330

2 Bay View Street
Bayswater WA 6053

Kindergarten: 9371 1438

Pre-Primary: 9271 5694

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Morning Tea - 10.25am to 10.45am
Lunch - 12.15pm to 12.50pm
School Ends - 3.00pm

Early Childhood 8.40am - 2.50pm

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