The School Report – College Techno Club sets IT standard

Foundation Christian College has firmly cemented its prominent position in academic circles by being featured in a state publication, which considers the College as being a leader in use of technology to support teaching and learning programmes.

 

College Principal Andrew Newhouse is quietly confident that the College is leading the way in terms of meeting academic standards together with engaging Middle School students.

 

“The Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia has featured the Foundation Christian College Big Ideas programme in a recent publication in the hope that it will be a guide to other independent schools that are implementing technology programs,” Mr Newhouse said.

 

“We know the challenges of keeping teenagers engaged and interested in their learning and the College sees the value of technology in achieving this.  It’s not about having the most gadgets but rather using them wisely to provide access to a range of information sources which, in turn, opens up opportunities using integrated learning and our Big Ideas programme has been highly successful in achieving this,” he said.

 

“This technology is supported in our primary school by our digital technology team that provides the weekly Scratch and Ozobots programmes to our students. This is enhanced by an extra-curricular after-school programme, “Coding Club” where students are learning how to code computers which, experts say, is going to be a much-desired talent for future generations to have.”

 

Foundation Christian College is a Kindergarten to Year 12 campus enabling students to transition seamlessly from primary to middle to senior school. One College; three sub-schools in one location.