At Mater Maria Catholic College we aim to provide a learning environment where students embrace technology and staff are appropriately trained to meet the needs of students’ learning. As competent and savvy users, students are empowered in their learning and formation and all learning areas in the College promote positive and relevant ICT experiences in their students’ learning. The College’s teaching and learning programs remain in the domain of the teacher-student relationship where technology supports and enhances the learning opportunities available to students.
The College is digitally networked with a robust and secure wireless infrastructure in a PC/Mac environment. There are two computer laboratories of desktops. Ceiling mounted projector and audio system are installed in all classroom. In addition the Fitzmaurice Learning Centre provides a 125sqm open plan learning space with 60 networked PCs. The learning centre provides access for up to eight or nine classes simultaneously.
The College has a one to one iPad program which in 2017 expanded to all students in Years 7 to 12. Mater Maria’s iPad program is a parent-funded and managed ‘Bring Your Own Designated Device’ (BYODD) model. The program marks an exciting time in the College’s school improvement agenda and enables opportunities for students to enhance their learning, organisation and creativity beyond the constraints of traditional resources.